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Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 16 Text Part 3

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 16 Text Part 3
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a more in-depth look at both the Glow and Drop Shadow styles, and shows you how to take what you think might be two very ordinary style presets, and create something that will make you look like a superstar to your client.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 15 Text Part 2

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 15 Text Part 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about not only advanced formatting for your text, but also covers all the style attributes as well. Once you're done with this lesson, you'll be ready to create and save your awesome looking font creations!

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 14 Text Part 1

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 14 Text Part 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe begins his look at creating basic text inside of Apple's Motion 5. This lesson is essential as most of the work you do inside of Motion 5 will have some kind of text element in it, and it's important to have the fundamentals down, before tackling your first project.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 13 The Canvas Part 8: Particles

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 13 The Canvas Part 8: Particles
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you an introduction to Particles inside of Motion 5, and shows you how, with a little bit of forethought, you can create 3D particle elements in your compositions. Normally this type of element is created with a third party plug-in, but everything you see in this lesson was created with only the tools you have when Motion 5 is installed.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 12 - The Canvas Part 7

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 12 - The Canvas Part 7
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his talk about navigating around the canvas by looking at the Replicator, and how you can use it to not only create video walls quickly and easily, but also to create awesome 3D text right inside Motion, with no 3rd party plug-ins required.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 11 - The Canvas Part 6: Effects

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 11 - The Canvas Part 6: Effects
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about Effects inside of Apple's Motion, and not only shows you how to create a cool basic effect, but he also show you how to create an effect for FCPX, and how to have complete control over the effects parameters.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 10 - The Canvas Part 5

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 10 - The Canvas Part 5
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his trip across the Canvas and discusses Behaviors, how they differ from Keyframes, and why you will want to use them as much as possible in your workflow, as they will save you a ton of time.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 9 - The Canvas Part 4: Lights

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 9 - The Canvas Part 4: Lights
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his look at the Canvas by talking about creating lights, and the ins and outs of figuring out and adjusting their parameters. He also starts out the lesson by creating basic geometrics inside of Motion 5 to work with, to create realistic lighting effects in no time flat.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 8 - The Canvas Part 3 & The HUD

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 8 - The Canvas Part 3 & The HUD
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his look at the canvas, and talks about the most important tool in your Motion 5 work, and that is the HUD (Heads Up Display). He also discusses Camera basics, and how to get the best positioning in your scenes by using Motion's viewports.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 7 - The Canvas Part 2

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 7 - The Canvas Part 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his tour of the canvas by looking at the transport controls inside of Motion 5, and the tutorial takes a turn to look at keyframing with the introduction of the "Record Keyframes" button that is tucked in right beside the Play button.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 6 - The Canvas Part 1

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 6 - The Canvas Part 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about the canvas, and all the drop down menus you find along the top of the window. Understanding these drop downs, and the parameters inside will not only give you a better understanding of the application, but it will speed up your overall workflow as well.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 5 - Media and Audio Tabs

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 5 - Media and Audio Tabs
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about the Media tab and Audio tabs, and with the help of a couple of "out of the box" mini lessons, you'll learn not only how to import layered PSD files into Motion, but you'll also learn of a fantastic FREE online stock music library, just waiting for you to explore.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 4 - The Toolbar

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 4 - The Toolbar
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe walks you through all the tools in the toolbar, talks about their ins and outs, and gives you a firm understanding of the basics you need to know to get your job done as quick as possible.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 3 - The Layers Tab

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 3 - The Layers Tab
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about the layers tab, but more specifically he talks about groups, which is how you will organize and animated your elements inside of Motion 5. Thinking through how you do things before you get started is exceptionally important, and Kevin walks you though creating a simple animation, and how thinking it through with groups will save you a ton of time.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 1 - Project Browser

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 1 - Project Browser
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In this first lesson in a new series on Apple's Motion 5, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to set up your Motion 5 project properly, so your projects parameters match the main clip you will be working with. This step of your compositing is critical, as a misstep here, will lead to disaster down the road.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
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
You Ask I Answer : Working with PSD files Part 1: Motion 5

You Ask I Answer : Working with PSD files Part 1: Motion 5
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to get up and running with PSD files in Motion 5, and also shows you why using Behaviors is a better way of working than working with keyframes.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
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
You Ask, I Answer: Masking vs Track Matting Part ONE: Motion

You Ask, I Answer: Masking vs Track Matting Part ONE: Motion
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In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question about masking in Apple's Motion, and shows that sometimes the best way to mask something, is not to mask it at all!

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Apple Motion
On the Fast Track with Apple's Motion: The Replicator Part 2

On the Fast Track with Apple's Motion: The Replicator Part 2
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In our next lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create not only 3D extruded text using the replicator, but also gives you a sneak peak at how to extrude and animate logos to add to your productions.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Apple Motion
On the Fast Track with Apple's Motion: The Replicator Part 1

On the Fast Track with Apple's Motion: The Replicator Part 1
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In the next Chapter of our ongoing "On the Fast Track with Apple's Motion 5" tutorial series, we are going to look at what goes into creating a 3D extruded animation in Motion 5 using only built in tools to create it. Kevin P McAuliffe will look at using the Replicator for creating the extrusions, he will also look at everything that goes into working with Cameras and Lights, as well as Behaviors that control them. In Lesson 1, part 1, we take a look at the basics of the Replicator, and how this fantastic tool (unique to Apple's Motion) is going to be one you will go back to over and over again.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Apple Motion
On the Fast Track with Apple's Motion 5 Chapter 1.7: Sharing

On the Fast Track with Apple's Motion 5 Chapter 1.7: Sharing
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In our wrap up of Chapter 1, we learn that "Exporting" is a way of the past in Motion 5. Now, it's all about Sharing. Users of FCP7 will be familiar with Sharing, a great way to not only export your work, but do it in the background, so you can keep working. In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to "Share" your final product not only with FCP 7 and FCP X, but also with other NLE's as well.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Apple Motion
On the Fast Track with Apple Motion-Creating the Lower Third

On the Fast Track with Apple Motion-Creating the Lower Third
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe goes through all the techniques taught so far to show you how to create a basic lower third.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Apple Motion
On the Fast Track with Apple Motion Chapter 1.5: Text Part 2

On the Fast Track with Apple Motion Chapter 1.5: Text Part 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe looks at the Layout tab in the text tool, and shows you why this tab will be an integral part of your text workflow from creating text on a path to scrolling and crawling text.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Apple Motion
On the Fast Track with Apple Motion Chapter 1.5: Text Part 1

On the Fast Track with Apple Motion Chapter 1.5: Text Part 1
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In part one of the two part look at Text, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you an overview of all the great things that you can do with Text inside of Apple's Motion, as well as how to throw a few cool behaviors into the mix, to keep the "WOW" factor up, and the time it takes to create your animations down.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe
Authors

Martin Ainsworth (1)
Kevin P. McAuliffe (36)
Andy Neil (12)
Deyson Ortiz (1)
Zak Peric (2)
David Saraceno (1)
Ben Scott (1)
Stephen Smith (8)
Simon Ubsdell (12)
Peter Wiggins (2)


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