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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 the point of this video is to think about how to use your generators creatively. We are going to create some silk and we will start with our generators. Go to the Library tab, and head down to Generators, and the one we are going to use is Cellular. Drag that and drop it right down on your canvas, making sure your snapping's on. Hit N if you don't see these yellow snapping guides, and with that in your canvas, hit the spacebar. And you'll see it looks sort of like marching ants around the screen. Now to use this, by all means you can feel free to use this in your projects, but like I said, this going to be creative use of your Generator, so let's create. Stop playback for a second and go to your Generators controls, click on the Height, and adjust it down to around 25.
And now what we are going to do is, distort this and stretch it back out. So grab this center handle here and drag it back up and hold down Option as you are dragging it, and you'll see it is starting to look a little bit more like silk. Go and hit your spacebar and check it out. This is closed, but let's add some color. Stop playback and open your Gradient, and I want to change the white to a nice bright gold color. So choose kind of a bright gold, and now the only other thing we need to do is increase the size. So drag your size up, until you get something that looks a little more flowing, and hit your spacebar.
And there you have it, a creative use of generators.
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