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Learn how to create stunning motion graphics and animations for video production. Author Ian Robinson explains how to format and animate type with the Transform Glyph tool and explores Motion's real-time 3D tools. The course also covers working in 3D space, creating depth with lights and shadows, keying green screen effects, and working with particle systems. In addition, Ian offers practical advice on integrating Motion into a professional video workflow and explains how to work smarter using rigs and templates.
If you're a Premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the exercise files throughout this title. Now, I've downloaded the exercise files to my desktop, so let's open the folder and see all things are organized. You'll notice it's organized by chapter and within each chapter folder you'll find project files. Now if you're looking at a chapter and you realize that it's actually missing a number or two, like here in chapter 1 I'm missing a number 3 project file, technically it's not missing.
We just didn't want to include project files that started from a blank project. Now, there is something else that I have kind of noticed currently in Motion. On occasion, you may see this, where it's telling you the media is missing, and it's not giving you a preview. That's not entirely accurate. So just open up the Motion project. If anything is missing, you will get a menu that pops up and warns you what files are missing. Now in addition to the chapter folders, we have a Media folder, and this is where any external media that's not just built into Motion is currently residing. So any QuickTime files or Illustrator files that we use in the title we have organized in the media folder.
There are even folders in here that I've used so you can export files as you're working. So when it comes your exercise files, there are chapters and the Media folder. Anything else you should be able to create just by following along.
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