How to Use Motion Array’s Updated Marketplace Search Features

Motion Array 19/09/2021 4 min read

If you’ve made your way to this tutorial, chances are you’re looking for some tips and tricks when browsing the Motion Array library. Without further ado, let’s jump into how you can get the most out of the updated search features!

How to Search in the Motion Array Marketplace

If you’re looking for a type of file, preset, or template on Motion Array’s marketplace, it will really help to know how best to narrow down what you’re looking for.

1. Using the Main Menu Search Options

To start, you can easily head on over to the Motion Array Marketplace by clicking on Start Browsing. But even before you get there, you can see that several options available on the main menu. These options were specifically designed to help quickly narrow down what you are looking for right off the bat:

  • Templates > Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Motion Graphics, Adobe Premiere Rush, DaVinci Resolve, and Final Cut Pro.
  • Presets > Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and DaVinci Resolve Macros.
  • Audio > Royalty-Free Music and Sound Effects
  • Videos > Footage and Motion Graphics
  • Photos
  • Plugins
  • Tools > Video Collaboration, Portfolio Builder, and Integrations

If you want motion graphics, royalty-free music, or stock footage, you can jump to each of those subsections right from here. But for this tutorial, we’re just going to hit the main marketplace Start Browsing option.

2. Searching with Specific Categories

When you are searching from the main marketplace link, you might notice that you’re going to be searching through the entire catalog of Motion Array files. If you know the kind of file you’re looking for, let’s say Premiere Pro templates, for example, then you can choose this category search through only the Premiere Pro templates.

MA Marketplace Categories Search

3. Browsing with the Search Bar

That said, the feature you’ll probably find yourself using the most is the search bar. Type in the keyword of the type of file that you’re trying to find, and once you search, you’ll be given a list of files that match your description.  

MA Marketplace Search Bar

Now, here’s something that’s important to keep in mind. Whenever you search, your keywords get saved. For example, if you just searched for “water”, and if we want to keep searching, it will add that keyword to your search so now it’s refining the search to an even smaller and more specific list of results, hopefully giving us exactly what we’re looking for.  

But if you want to reset your keywords or if you made a mistake and want to remove it, it’s simple. Under your search tags, just delete the ones you don’t want to be applied, or hit clear all to get rid of all the tags, and start fresh.  

Great! But there are a lot more features here in the marketplace that can help you find what you’re looking for.  

4. Searching with the Sort Options

You also have two more degrees of controlling your searches up at the sub-menu level. By default, your listings will appear by the Staff Pick, which is a new search tool created for our users. You can change that to show items by newest, as well as, by most relevant, most popular, recently viewed, and even by the creators you follow.  

Finally, you can control to what degree of recency the items you’re searching through have been uploaded. If you only want the products that have been most recently uploaded, you can refine the cut-off to when products would have to have been created in order to be included in your results.

MA Marketplace Search Bar Sorting

5. Browse by Side Panel Filters

Once you’re here, you can see that there are tabs with subcategories on the left panel to help you start to refine your search. It doesn’t just stop there! You can see that not only can you refine our search to Premiere Pro templates, but also the categories that are within that as well. You can choose to search through all of the Premiere Pro templates or choose a specific type of template under that category.

For example, if you scroll down more and select to browse only free items, you can see that our search would only be looking through the free items of the Premiere Pro template category.  You can do the same thing with titles or transitions. You can search through multiple subcategories at the same time, as well. You can see that using search tags in combination with filter results can get you very fast and effective searches.

There you have it! That’s been a basic overview of how to use the search features in Motion Array’s Marketplace. We hope you found this tutorial helpful and will navigate the library like a pro in the future.