In Motion 4 Essential Training, Ian Robinson shows how to start building outstanding motion graphics and animations for video production. He demonstrates how to build custom text animations with the new Adjust Glyph tool and explores Motion’s amazing real-time 3D tools. Ian highlights working in the 3D space, creating depth with lights and shadows, and using reflections to add realism. He gives practical advice on how to integrate Motion into a professional video workflow, round-tripping with Final Cut Pro and sending a final project to Compressor. Exercise files accompany this course.
Understanding the toolbar and setting the essential preferences to get started
Adding .mov files, still images, and Photoshop and Illustrator assets to a project
Animating with behaviors and keyframes
Creating 3D animations with lighting accents, shadows, and reflections
Creating simple and complex particle systems
Creating real viewer interest with Focus Behavior and the 3D Camera Framing behavior