APPLE MOTION FUNDAMENTALS
This two day hands-on course will familiarize students with the basics of Motion, Apple’s revolutionary software for motion graphics design.
The course comprehensively covers working with Motion’s Real-Time Design engine and interface, behavior-based animation, parameter behaviors, blend modes, advanced particle system design, advanced title animation, working with templates, chroma key techniques, masking methods, motion menu design, working with audio, keyframing, and integration with Final Cut Pro X.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This class is designed for anyone looking to learn more about motion graphics using Motion.
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course: Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS.
A Tour of Motion
Getting to know the interface
Some Windowing Hot Keys
Setting the Play Range
Zooming the Canvas
Soloing Objects and RAM previews
Deactivating Behaviors & Filters
Formatting & animating text
Creating a custom Text Behaviour
Working in the Inspector
Working with Gradients
Saving Favourite Gradients & Filters
Using HUD and Sliders,
Rendering a Generated Object
Working with Layers and Objects
Building a Multi-Layered Composite
Navigating the Layers Tab,
Working with Filters and Behaviors in the Layers Tab.
Creating Your Own Templates
Publishing to FCP X
Round Tripping with FCP X
Using Particle Simulations.
Particles and Parameter Behaviors
Building Particles from a Movie Clip
Refining the Particle System
Adding a Splash of color,
Changing Scale, Birth, Death, and Transitory In-between Called Life,
Using Parameter Behaviors
Using Generators Applying Generators from the Library
Exploring Abstract Particles
Creating Custom Replicators
Animating Replicators using behaviours
Using stroke styles
Drawing a stroke on & off the screen
Using Blend Modes Blending Objects,
Creating a Title
Adding a Logo,
Importing Illustrator files as Vector Graphics
Importing Photoshop Layers
Changing Media Properties, Sound.
Keying Pulling a Key,
Treating the Edges
Creating a Garbage Matte
Keyframing the Garbage Matte
Adding a Zoom Blur.
Keyframing Animating, Setting the keys manually
Working in the Keyframe Editor,
Creating Text Effects,
Working with Text Parameters,
Animating the Position
Applying Motion Blur
Working with the sequence behavior
Going further with text
Creating a 3D scene
The 3D scene Tools
Animating a Camera in a 3D scene
Adding lights to a 3D scene
Integrating with Apple Pro Applications Creating a Lower Third for Final Cut Pro