The key to great photo animation is image preparation, and in this tutorial you’ll learn several methods for isolating your subjects from the background using popular image editing applications like Pixelmator or Adobe Photoshop.
Animate a Photo in 3D
Once the photo editing is done, you’ll then bring the image into Apple’s Motion so it can be placed into a 3D world to give your animations more depth and realism. You’ll learn how to quickly add camera movement using behaviors and even simulate depth of field!
Bring Your Subjects to Life!
To take your photo animations to the next level, you’ll learn how to make the human subjects in your photos come alive with subtle animated movements. To accomplish this, you’ll learn how to use a powerful mesh plugin called mPuppet.
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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
Kinetic Typography is a popular style of motion graphics that combines animated text with the spoken word in such a way that it evokes a particular emotion or an idea. This tutorial will teach you how to animate text in a way that is both creative and fun.
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.
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!