Replicators are Motion’s secret weapon. With them, you can instantly create patterns of repeating images for use in backgrounds, logos, and visual effects. In one of the best examples, you will create a deck of cards being spread across a table.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Replicators are the perfect tool to create thousands of tiny objects of varying shapes. If you need a sky filled with twinkling stars for a title background or your next sci-fi movie, this tutorial will show you how.
Create a Filmstrip Effect
What would typically require hours of tedious work in other motion graphics applications, Motion can handle with a single Replicator. In one such example, you will learn how to create an animated filmstrip effect where each frame is a different image born from the replicator.
Replicators in Motion was designed for users who are already fluent in either Motion 4 or 5. As an intermediate level tutorial, it assumes you are comfortable with Motion’s user interface and the basic process of compositing and animating in Motion. Users who are new to Motion 5 should purchase Getting Started in Motion 5 before working through this tutorial.
Software Version: Motion 5.0.1-5.2.3. A tutorial update may be available in the future, see our Upgrade Policy for more details.
Run Time: 2 hours 3 minutes
Project Media: The tutorial also includes project and media files for following along in Motion 5.
Type of Tutorial: Intermediate
With the new 5.3 update there have been some changes on how Motion handles .molo files. See how to use .molo files HERE.
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
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