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The real-time engine in Motion 3, a component of Apple's Final Cut Studio 2, gives motion graphics designers the freedom to continually experiment and adjust while they work. Ian Robinson explores how to get the most from this unique application, while also sharing his own essential motion graphics techniques. Along with teaching the fundamentals of video and audio work, he looks at Motion 3's new 3D tools in depth. Ian demonstrates the use of behaviors to create organic movement in particle systems and camera moves without keyframes. He also discusses effective integration with the other Final Cut Studio applications, and much more. Example files accompany the course.
So you have gone through the hard work of stylizing your text and coming up with an animation. Let's learn how we can save that for future projects. Go ahead and move your playhead to the beginning and hit the spacebar, let's check out what we have got. Well, it looks like we have stylized some text, we have an Animation In, and we have an Animation Out. So let's stop playback for a second while we check things out. Hit F5 to open your Layers tab and open the Text Group. Open your text layer and select it.
So you notice, we have some Behaviors here, Fade Outs ad Fade Ins. I would like to save all of this as one preset behavior. So let's go ahead and save that first. Go to your Library and scroll down to your Favorites folder. Select all of your behaviors. Click on the first one, Shift-click and click on the last one, and drag them down into this well. You will notice it's asking, "Do you want to save each one as an individual file, or would you like to save them all in one file?" I would like to save this all in one file.
So go ahead and let go and double click to rename your Preset, and hit Return. That's it. Anytime you want to apply this to a future piece of text, you just go ahead and drag it and drop it right onto the text. Next, we need to save our Text Style. Go ahead and select the text layer. Let's go to the Inspector, select your Text layer, and make sure you are Under Style. Now, to save your preset, it's pretty straightforward.
Click on the pull-down menu and click Save Style. It will ask us to name it, and click Save. So for any text in the future you would like to apply the style to, go ahead and click on the pull-down and it will be right there in your list. So rest assured, all your hard work will be saved for you for future use in your presets.
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