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Review: motionVFX mO2
Creating and adding dynamic 3D modeled objects and scenes to your FCPX or Motion projects has never been easier. Iain Anderson gets to work with motionVFX mO2.
Feb. 3, 2019
FCP X: Blend Modes for Titles
Using Blend Modes in Final Cut Pro X is a great way to create slick, original titles. And as Iain Anderson reveals, it can be easier to do than you might have guessed.
Jun. 2, 2017
Review: Xsend Motion
Wes Plate from Automatic Duck promises to bring back the ability to send a sequence from Final Cut Pro X to Motion, so you can take advantage of superior keyframing, 3D workspace and much more...
Jun. 4, 2016
Creating 3D Symbols in Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5
As well as creating stunning 3D text in Motion 5 and FCP X 10.2, you can, with a bit of imagination, create stunning 3D symbols too. Iain Anderson puts it in perspective.
Sep. 10, 2015
Mastering 3D Text in Final Cut Pro X
3D titles are here in Final Cut Pro X (10.2) and Motion 5.2. But how can you get to grips with them? Iain Anderson reveals their inner workings in this excellent FCP X tutorial article.
Jul. 26, 2015
Create Camera Depth of Field Fades In Motion 5
Did you know you can create a depth of field (DOF) fade effects using camera controls in Apple Motion 5? Ben Balser shows you how!
Jun. 7, 2014
Review: Nodes by Yanobox, the Next Level in Motion Graphics
The five word of Nodes by Yanobox: Amazing, Procedural, Flexible, Useful, Wonderful. Find out why Iain Anderson rates Nodes so highly!
May. 23, 2014
Motion: Rise like a Phoenix (from Conchita's 2014 Eurovision Performance)
If you saw the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest last weekend, you'll undoubtedly have been stunned by the entry from Austria's Conchita (the eventual winner) for her motion graphics... and song of course!
May. 12, 2014
Review: mObject for Motion/FCP X
mObject is a plug-in for Motion and Final Cut Pro X that makes 3D animation and manipulation of virtually any imported objected a breeze. Iain Anderson puts it through its paces in this review.
Mar. 27, 2014
Motion: Large Animation Workflow Tips
Motion is one of the more CPU efficient video effects tools available. However, there will be times when you want to do more in real time with less stops and starts. Iain Anderson shows you how.
Dec. 3, 2013
Adding Thickness In Apple Motion 5
Giving depth (or thickness) to a 2D object in Apple Motion 5 is easy to achieve using one of two methods: the Extrude filter or Replicators. Ben Balser explores the process of using both.
Nov. 5, 2013
Creating the 'Annoying Orange' Effect In Motion
What is the "annoying orange effect"? Think giant orange with a face drawn on and the mouth area talking. And yes, you too can do this in Motion!! Ben Balser to the rescue.
Jul. 5, 2013
Understanding Motion’s Camera Controls, Part 3
Using cameras in Motion can be amazing. Moving them through and around objects, switching from one to another camera... so many options. In this final part we'll build a demonstration project.
Jun. 6, 2013
Understanding Motion’s Camera Controls, Part 2
Using cameras in Motion can be amazing. Moving them through and around objects, switching from one to another camera... so many options. In part 2 of 3 we'll cover Depth of Field controls.
Jun. 5, 2013
Understanding Motion’s Camera Controls, Part 1
Using cameras in Motion can be amazing. Moving them through and around objects, switching from one to another camera... so many options. In part 1 of 3 we'll cover the basic camera controls.
Jun. 4, 2013
Make the Most of Motion 5's Text Edit Markers
Learn all about how to use edit markers in Apple's Motion 5 and why you'll never want to be without them again when creating text intensive titles for your video projects.
May. 8, 2013
Swinging Panels In Apple Motion 5
Learn how to add some swing to your animations in Apple Motion 5. In this tutorial, Ben Balser shows how a swinging panel/sign is much simpler to create in Motion than in other motion graphics app.
Mar. 21, 2012
Motion: How to Manipulate a True 3D Box
In this article Apple Motion Expert, Iain Anderson, shows you how to create a "real" 3D box and, because he's a generous sort, also provides the project files to download. Go 3D in Motion 5!
Feb. 22, 2012
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