3D Titles & Masks in Final Cut Pro X
You’ll start by building a 3D title from a 2D title as you’re introduced to Final Cut Pro X’s simple yet powerful 3D title interface. Once you understand the basic workflow, you’ll learn how to add custom materials to your title, adding realistic finishes and surface textures that will make your 3D titles come to life.
You’ll discover how fun and intuitive creating 3D titles can be as you build more visually complex titles adding multiple materials to the various facets of your text, then saving your materials as a preset that can be applied to any 2D or 3D title you create.
Choosing a lighting style and an environment is a big part of selling your 3D title as an object that lives in the real world, and you’ll learn what combination of light, environment and material will produce the most convincing results. And because 3D tiles are not meant to be static, you’ll learn what options you have for animating them using built-in presets and our powerful 3D title plugins.
In the second half of the tutorial, you’ll work with masks to isolate specific areas of the frame, applying both a Shape mask and a Color mask and adjusting their influence in the Viewer and Inspector to achieve the look you’re after. You’ll create Bezier and Linear masks to knock out a section of video for the purpose of replacing with another clip and and how to use B-spline masks to isolate organic shapes – like the features on a human face – for the purpose of makeup and other visual enhancements. The one area Masks really shine is in color correction. You’ll use color masks to fix areas that are overexposed, and use shape masks to protect areas you don’t want affected by your corrections.
Learning how to create 3D Titles will notch up the production value of your projects and make a solid first impression on your audience, while the use of Masks will expand your options for improving the exposure, color or look of your videos.
Who this Tutorial is for:
3D Titles & Masks in Final Cut Pro X is a tutorial for anyone wishing to get up to speed quickly with the changes in the new Final Cut Pro 10.2 update, or those wishing to quickly learn 3D Text and Masks in Final Cut Pro X. This tutorial assumes basic familiarity with Final Cut Pro X’s editing interface; working with Libraries and Events and how to construct a basic edit in the Project Timeline. Users who are new to Final Cut Pro X should purchase Final Cut Pro X Core Training before working through this tutorial.
Software Version: Final Cut Pro 10.2 and greater
Run Time: 1 hour and 17 minutes
Project Media: Full project media files with before and after edits are included with this tutorial so you can work through the project, and then compare your work to the finished project. This tutorial also includes an eBook of the entire training in .pdf format.