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In this best-selling guide to Motion 4, you’ll create eight sophisticated projects including a 3D show promo, a network-style title sequence, a DVD motion menu, and an actual temp effect used in Overture Film’s Traitor.
Each chapter represents a complete lesson, with a commercial-quality project to work through as you learn. Master trainer Mark Spencer starts with the fundamentals of motion graphics and quickly moves into compositing, animation, motion graphics design, visual effects design, and the world of 3D.
The book is fully revised to take advantage of the software’s new features: you’ll explore 3D shadows, reflections, and depth of field; “fly” a camera from one object to another; ripple text characters on and off the screen with ease; animate date and time sequences automatically; and master Motion’s remarkable new linking behavior. Along the way, you’ll work with particles, generators, filters, effects, templates, green screen mattes, keying, tracking, paint, and more.
Whether you’re just entering the field or are already an accomplished motion graphics pro, this book will have you designing in Motion in record time.
Mark Spencer is a Bay Area based producer, editor, trainer, and writer. He owns Day Street Productions, Inc., a production and post studio focused on motion graphics and corporate/industrial video. Mark is an Apple Certified Master Trainer in Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and Motion, and the author of Apple Pro Training Series: Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Studio 2.
Table of Contents
Getting Started Fundamentals Lesson 1 Getting Around in Motion Lesson 2 Building a Composite Lesson 3 Working with Templates Lesson 4 Using Motion with Final Cut Pro Lesson 5 Sharing Your Project Animation Lesson 6 Creating Animation with Behaviors Lesson 7 Animating with Keyframes Motion Graphics Design Lesson 8 Creating Content with Generators, Shapes, and Paint Strokes Lesson 9 Creating Text Effects= Lesson 10 Working with Particle Emitters and Replicators Lesson 11 Using Audio Visual Effects Design Lesson 12 Speed Changes and Optical Flow Lesson 13 Stabilizing and Tracking Lesson 14 Keying An Introduction to 3D Lesson 15 Building a 3D Scene Lesson 16 Animating Cameras and Using Advanced 3D Features Index
August 4, 2011
by Megan Coloutti
I highly recommend the purchase of this textbook. It is so easy to follow and go through that it's actually surprising that you learn so much from it. This helped rocket my knowledge and confidence in Video Editing and Design.
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Apple Pro Training Series Motion 4: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.