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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.
If you are a Premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. I've copied the Exercise Files to my Desktop. If you open the folder, you'll notice we have individual folders for each Chapter containing the Motion projects. We also have a folder for Completed_Projects. When you finish the course, feel free to come back and open these projects to reverse engineer and see how they were built. We also have a Media folder.
This is where all the Still_ Images or QuickTime files, Audio files, image_Sequences, Photoshop documents, any of the reference media we are using throughout this course will be contained in this folder. If you are a Monthly subscriber or Annual subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have access to the Exercise Files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets. So let's get started.
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