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Let me tell you a little secret. You can create graphics out of Motion in about five minutes. To show you what I'm talking about, let's go to the Library tab and check out some of the Particle Emitters. Go down to Particle Emitters and check out some of the Particle Emitters. You will notice there is a huge library of pre-built particle animations. One of the things I really like about seeing the preview at the top of the Utility pane, if you click-and-drag directly on the particle system, you can actually see a preview of what it would look like when you animated it.
To talk about creating graphics in five minutes, let's look at some different examples. Let's say you have to create a Lower Third for some sci-fi show or nature show. Let's drag Aurora out on to the canvas. It looks a little tall to be on the screen so let's grab the center control handle and drag it down to better fit on the screen. Now, I'm going to drag it to the left side of the screen and we are basically done. All we have to do now is add the text. So let's grab the Text tool and click in here.
We can resize the text in the HUD. There we go. Change the color, change it to some kind of ridiculously dark red and now we just need to create an outline. Go to the Text > Style section and let's add a Glow and we'll make it white and adjust the Radius a little bit and we are done.
Graphics in five minutes using particle presets.
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