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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.



You're aware by now that Apple Motion is capable of sophisticated motion graphics. The trick is unlocking its power. In this tutorial, start to explore the possibilities opened up by a creative variation on the very powerful particle systems built into Motion 5.

Simon Ubsdell has been one of the most respected contributors in a number of Creative COW forums, including Apple Final Cut Pro X Techniques, and Apple Motion, where he offered some of the earliest and most practical advice for taking advantage of both of these applications. His ongoing advice is rooted in his own use of them, and skills developed over 25 years in motion graphics, sound design and mixing, music composition, visual effects and compositing, as well as writing, directing and producing.

An exploration of Motion 5's particle systems is just the beginning of Simon's latest lesson. One of the most powerful aspects of Motion workflow he explores is the power of organization. Naming your elements and grouping them to extend their capabilities is the first step. From there, Simon also explores the Motion equivalent of keyframe assitants in Adobe After Effects, which Apple calls behaviors. They let your computer do the heavy lifting for the kinds of nuanced control that would previously have taken many hours to keyframe by hand.

Other ingredients include apply modes, parenting null objects, animating color over the life of particles, and work in 3D space. As always, Simon discusses some of the options that you can explore for customizing the effect yourself.












ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Simon Ubsdell


Simon Ubsdell



Hi, I'm Simon Ubsdell, Creative Director of TOKYO PRODUCTIONS, a UK-based boutique creative shop specializing in movie trailers, sales promos and TV Spots for the independent film sector both in the UK and across Europe.



I've been a film and video editor for over 25 years as well as being involved in motion graphics, sound design and mixing, music composition, visual effects and compositing, 3D modelling and animation, and colour grading, not to mention writing, directing and producing.



I am also a developer of plug-ins for the video post-production market having released a range of successful and acclaimed products both under the Tokyo brand and as Hawaiki with Robert Mackintosh.





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