Getting Started for Motion was created to help you create eye-catching motion graphics, titles and visual effects. You’ll begin by learning the layout, organization, and operating principles of Motion before jumping in and creating a professional promo from scratch.
Design Your Motion Graphics
Motion is an incredibly fast and easy to use platform for creating just about anything you can imagine. This tutorial will have you confidently working with video, photos, music and effects to create compelling visuals that will enhance your stories.
Make Your Content Behave
Motion has a wide variety of built-in animations called Behaviors, that will allow you to animate any object or layer with only a few mouse gestures. Combined with Motion’s real-time playback engine you’ll get instant feedback as you build your masterpiece.
Publish for Final Cut Pro X
Motion is designed to work hand-in-hand with Final Cut Pro X, giving you the ability to customize Final Cut Pro’s built-in graphics resources. In this tutorial you’ll learn which features and options are best when publishing your work.
Getting Started in Motion 5 was designed for people with little or no experience with Motion or other motion graphics or animation software. Anyone using Final Cut Pro X who is interested in creating and publishing templates for use in Final Cut Pro X will also greatly benefit from this tutorial.
Software Version: Motion 5.0.1-5.2.3.
Run Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Project Media: The tutorial also includes project and media files for following along in Motion 5.
Mark Spencer is a bay-area based producer, editor, teacher and writer. Mark is also an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 and the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion, including the Apple Pro Training Series Motion 5, all from Peachpit Press.Full Bio
Our entry-level Motion tutorial sets the groundwork for creating eye-catching motion graphics, titles and effects. Learn fundamental Motion skills: transforming objects; animating with behaviors and keyframes; using shapes, replicators, particles and more.
Designed as a companion tutorial to our best-selling Warp Speed Editing in Final Cut Pro X, you’ll learn how to quickly create effects and dynamic visuals to enhance your story while creating maximum viewer impact.
You’ll discover how versatile shapes are, as you create and animate paint strokes; mask a moving subject and then track it; morph one shape into another; animate shapes using an audio parameter behavior and much more!