Mastering Text In Motion is focused on providing you with an in-depth understanding of the building blocks of Motion’s Text Behaviors. We’ll teach you how to use the powerful and versatile Sequence Text Behavior so you can animate your text in truly unique ways.
Reuse Your Text Animations
One of the most useful functions in Motion is the ability to save your work, not just as a project but as individual elements. For example, you’ll create an animated text object then save it so you can use it again or perhaps share it with other Motion artists.
Ghost-Write Your Messages
Motion contains a large library of useful content that you can freely use on your projects, but you can do so much more. In this tutorial you’ll learn draw your own text then animate it on the screen using masks.
Place Text in a 3D Environment
In addition to learning the multitude of ways of animating and stylizing text, this tutorial will also introduce you to the basics of working with text in a true 3D environment. For example, you’ll make your text appear as if it’s emerging from a floor.
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.
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!
Jump into the director’s chair as you set up 3D projects, then frame, sweep, dolly and create fluid camera movement throughout your scenes. Learn how to control the camera’s angle of view and focal plane to create cinematic depth of field effects.