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Apple Motion 5: Crystal Spheres

Apple Motion 5: Crystal Spheres

Apple Motion 5 has many powerful compositing and graphics features, but its 3D feature set is, alas, limited. (For those keeping score, it's only 2.5D). Simon Ubsdell applies his his VFX and motion graphics expertise to cleverly working around those limitations by exploiting the best of Motion's behaviors, filters, lights, cameras, blend modes, refractions, and more -- along with everything you'll need to customize the effect to your liking, and to deepen your own Motion skills.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5 Volumetric Fog Tutorial

Apple Motion 5 Volumetric Fog Tutorial

Building on his popular "Volumetric Lighting" tutorial, Simon Ubsdell raises the game once more with this Apple Motion 5 tutorial that adds lights, fog, and text into a true 3D environment. As usual, it's packed with extra tips and tricks to help turn every Motion artist into an expert.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Science Fiction-Style Glitchy Interference

Apple Motion 5: Science Fiction-Style Glitchy Interference

You've seen the effect: video noise and glitchy interference, now a staple of contemporary sci-fi visuals. Simon Ubsdell shows you how to build it yourself inside Apple Motion 5, with no plug-ins or third-party software!

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5 Light Streaks Tutorial

Apple Motion 5 Light Streaks Tutorial

Apple Motion is capable of sophisticated motion graphics. The trick is unlocking its power. Join editor and motion graphics expert Simon Ubsdell to explore the possibilities opened up by a creative variation on the very powerful particle systems built into Motion 5, apply modes, parenting, behaviors, 3D space, and more.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Volumetric Lighting

Apple Motion 5: Volumetric Lighting

Volumetric lighting creates a dramatic look of real light in a 3D space, and works especially well for title animation, even with 2D text. It's a nifty magic trick, created with a finesse that some people don't associate with Apple Motion. You of course know better, and Simon Ubsdell is here to help you create the magic.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Shockwave

Apple Motion 5: Shockwave

An explosive shockwave. Think you've seen it all before? Not until Simon Ubsdell has shown you how to take advantage of unique tools in Apple Motion 5 to make your own. Simon's experience has been built over 25 years in motion graphics, sound design and mixing, music composition, visual effects and compositing, as well as writing, directing and producing. Follow him as he takes you deep inside keyframes, caustics, camera behaviors, and customizations, as well as sharing real-world tips for finding your way around Motion.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: Weld

Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: Weld

In the first of what will be an ongoing series, "Title Animation: WELD" uses the particle system in Apple Motion, as well as support for EPS outlines, to create the photo-real impression of a title burned onto the screen with a blowtorch, complete with sparks and smoke. Part 1 covers the set-up ,including a stop in Adobe Illustrator, and Part 2 features the compositing, lighting, and filtering finesse to really make it pop.

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Simon Ubsdell
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques

Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques
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In this tutorial, Andy shows some clever ways to duplicate and adjust the timing of keyframed animations as well as highlight common pitfalls. He also show a number of techniques to make keyframing in Motion a little easier. A sample project is provided for download to follow along with the tutorial.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics

Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics
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In this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FCP X for ease of use.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO

Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO
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In part two of this two-part tutorial, Andy shows how to animate the individual pieces of a replicator by using the sequence replicator behavior. A downloadable version of the project he uses can be found below.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE

Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE
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In this two-part tutorial, Andy demonstrates how to create a graphic using the replicator feature and then animate the individual pieces.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Motion Quick Tip - Custom Titles for FCP X

Motion Quick Tip - Custom Titles for FCP X
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In this tutorial, Andy Neil shows how to create a custom designed lower third for Final Cut Pro X.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Lite Bite for Apple Motion: The Tilt Shift Effect

Lite Bite for Apple Motion: The Tilt Shift Effect
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The "Tilt Shift Effect" or "Toy Town Look" is fantastic fun to play with. Using Final Cut and Motion you can quickly create the effect and give an amazing intro to any promotion. The tutorial requires no additional Plug-ins.

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Martin Ainsworth
Apple Motion
Motion Quick Tip - Creating Effects for FCP X

Motion Quick Tip - Creating Effects for FCP X
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Learn how to create your own effects for Final Cut Pro X with this primer on Effects publishing for Motion 5. (This tutorial works only with Motion 5 and Final Cut Pro X. Will not work with earlier versions of Motion or Final Cut.)

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Motion Quick Tip - Radar

Motion Quick Tip - Radar
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Learn how to make a radar sweep graphic entirely in Motion and animate it with behaviors. This tutorial shows off tricks involving replicators and parameter behaviors.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Motion Quick Tip - Motion Library: Image Units

Motion Quick Tip - Motion Library: Image Units
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Continuing my series on exploring the Motion library of content, we look into Image Units. Discover what they are, and what hidden effects can be created with them.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Benefits of using Apple's Motion Master Templates

Benefits of using Apple's Motion Master Templates
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In this video I will give a brief demonstration on how Apple's Motion Master Templates can: - Be updated and changed easily - Make changes globally across your projects by just updating one template - Increase your project’s overall approval times by changing the template settings - Make it easy to share you motion graphics with other artists In future podcasts we will go deeper on how to harness the amazing power of Apple's Motion software.

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Deyson Ortiz
Apple Motion
Motion Quick Tip - Motion Library: Generators

Motion Quick Tip - Motion Library: Generators
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This tutorial series takes a look at the Motion Library of content that comes bundled with Motion. First up: Generators. Andy will take a look at some of the lesser used generators and show you how to incorporate them into your project.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Exploding Text in Apple Motion - Part 2

Exploding Text in Apple Motion - Part 2
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In this Motion tutorial, Andy Neil will finish showing how to create text that you can explode into a thousand bits. This is the second part of a two part Motion quick tip series.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Exploding Text in Apple Motion - Part 1

Exploding Text in Apple Motion - Part 1
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In this Motion tutorial, Andy Neil will show how to create text that you can explode into a thousand bits. This is the first of a two part Motion quick tip series.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Kinetic Typography in Apple Motion

Kinetic Typography in Apple Motion
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In this Apple Motion video tutorial, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Stephen Smith shows you how to get your text noticed. This tutorial shows you the ins and outs of kinetic typography, otherwise known as moving text. Plus, Stephen will take you beyond just learning how to use Motion and show you key text characteristics.

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Stephen Smith
Apple Motion
Draw On Text

Draw On Text
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In this Apple Motion video tutorial, Andy Neil gives a quick tip on how to animate your text as if it's being drawn with a pen.

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Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Zak Perics's Review of Stephen Smith's Moving With Motion DVD

Zak Perics's Review of Stephen Smith's Moving With Motion DVD

In this review, CreativeCOW leader Zak Peric looks into Stephen Smith's Moving With Motion Master Series DVD. See what he has to say about this Instructional DVD for Apple Motion 3 and 4.

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Zak Peric
Apple Motion
Particle Party

Particle Party
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Particles can save you a lot of time and are worth understanding how to utilize them. In this Motion video tutorial you will understand the fundamentals of particles. You will know the difference between an emitter and a cell. Plus you will learn how to modify and manipulate particles with behaviors and more.

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Stephen Smith
Apple Motion
Reflection for Motion 4

Reflection for Motion 4
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Text and objects with a reflection create a cool look. In this Motion 4 video tutorial Creative COW Contributing Editor Stephen Smith will show you how to utilize the new reflections feature in Motion 4. Plus, he will show you a short cut to creating a reflection in no time. In addition to reflections, you will learn how to work with the Distortion Displace filter. You will gain an in-depth understanding of how to use the Displace filter and how to create work arounds to get it to do what you want.

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Stephen Smith
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