In this tutorial you will use Motion to create a Kinetic Typography treatment of an old Merrie Melodies cartoon. Along the way, you’ll learn how to sync type to markers; animate characters or entire words; work with a 3D Scene Camera and use Shapes and a Replicators to create supplemental graphics.
Get Your Type to Behave
Motion’s Sequence Text Behavior will make your text perform incredible feats. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how a simple adjustment on a letter will define the movement of an entire word or phrase without the use of a single keyframe.
Give Your Type Some Space
Kinetic Typography projects are well suited for placing into a 3D scene. With a single 3D camera you can move from one part of your type to another as if the text was part of a physical space.
This tutorial is a beginning to intermediate Motion 5 tutorial. Video editors, graphics designers, animators, digital content producers or anyone needing to synchronize animated text to voice over (or music) will find this tutorial enlightening. If you are new to Motion, we also recommend our Getting Started in Motion 5.3 tutorial.
Software Version: Motion 5.3 or later. A tutorial update may be available in the future, see our Upgrade Policy for more details.
Run Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Project Media: This tutorial includes project files and project media for following along in Motion 5.3
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