SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Subscribe for special offers, sneak previews, free project files, and more. I will never spam you or sell your information to anyone.
join my mailing list
* indicates required

Powered by MailChimp

CONNECT WITH ME
SUPPORT THIS SITE
ARCHIVE
LINKS

Tuesday
Mar252014

Getting Started with Motion

Are you new to Motion? This week's MacBreak Studio episode is for you. Also be sure to check out our updated introductory training.

Thursday
Dec052013

Animating Text to Music in Motion

On this episode of MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can animate text to "dance" to the beat of a music track by combining the Sequence Text Behavior and the Audio Parameter Behavior.

Tuesday
Nov262013

Wrapping Text in Motion

On this episode of MacBreak Studio I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can wrap text around an object in 3D space and animate with a behavior.

Wednesday
Nov202013

Randomizing Text in Motion

On this episode of MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to scramble or unscramble text using the powerful Sequence Text behavior.

Tuesday
Nov052013

Dancing Particles in Motion

On this episode of MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin of Ripple Training some fun ways to modify particle emitters and then animate them with parameter behaviors.

Tuesday
Oct292013

Tracking Points in Motion

On this episode of MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin of Ripple Training how to create a fun "stretchy" animation using the Track Points behavior in Motion.

Tuesday
Oct222013

Quantizing in Motion

On this episode of MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin of Ripple Training some fun ways to think about using the Quantize parameter behavior.

Thursday
Sep262013

The Clamper

In this episode of MacBreak Studio, I show Steve how to animate a photo to look as if it's been thrown onto a table. In the process, we have a bit of a "behavior party" as I use a bunch of different behaviorss (and not a single keyframe!) to produce the animation.

Tuesday
Aug202013

Etching and Sketching in Motion

A very fun episode of MacBreak Studio where we use an emitter and parameter behaviors to create a virtual animated Etch-A-Sketch© toy.

Tuesday
Aug132013

Using the Link Behavior in Motion

Wednesday
Jul242013

Exploding Text in Motion

Join us on MacBreak Studio to learn how to "blow up" text in Motion.

Tuesday
Jul092013

Making Waves in Motion

Returing to MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training some different ways to approach creating the same type of animation in order to demonstrate the versatility of Motion's toolset.

Tuesday
Jun252013

Shattering in Motion

 

On MacBreak Studio Steve Martin from Ripple Training and I talk about how you can shatter an image or video in Motion using clone layers, masks, and keyframes. Make sure to watch through the credits for an extra tip.

Thursday
Jun132013

Spirograph in Motion

 

Remember Spirograph (trademark of Hasbro, Inc.)? If not, it was a toy consistiing of gears that you could use to create very pretty patterns. In this episode of MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can use Motion to emulate Spirographs - and even make them in 3D space.

Monday
Jun102013

Creating a Cosmic Zoom in Motion

On this episode of MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to do the popular "Cosmic Zoom" effect.

Tuesday
May072013

Text Animation in Motion

On this week's MacBreak Studio, I talk to Steve Martin from Ripple Training about animating text in Motion.

Monday
Apr152013

Keyframes & Motion

Here's a MacBreak Studio double-header: 2 shows about working with keyframes in Motion

In the first episode, I discuss how to create animation with keyframes, and how to then adjust those keyframes:

And in this follow-up episode, I demonstrate some techniques for copying keyframed animations to other objects:

 

Friday
Mar152013

Come Learn Motion at NAB

I'll be teaching Motion all week during the Post|Production World Conference at NAB this April in Las Vegas. Come and learn!

Thursday
Jan172013

Moving Motion Paths in Motion (and FCP X)

On this episode of MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin of Ripple Training a trick for moving a motion path in both Motion and Final Cut Pro X.

Want to see a complete list of previous MacBreak Studio episodes? Click here.

Friday
Nov092012

New Kerning Keyboard Commands

In the Motion 5.0.5 update that came out recently, kerning no longer works the same way. In previous versions, you would hold the Control key down and tap the left or right arrow keys while editing text to change the spacing between two letters. Since that keyboard combination is now used by the OS, there's a new way: hold down the Command and Option keys, and then tap the left or right bracket keys. 

Thanks to Anders Larsen for this additional information:

A Danish keyboard doesn't have [bracket]-keys.

So for the hordes of Danish Motion users out there who use kerning all the time, here is a work-around:

- System Preferences -> Languages & Text -> Input Sources
- Make sure U.S. Extended is checked
- Click the Keyboard Shortcuts button and select Keyboard & Text Input
- Assign a shortcut to "Select next source in input menu" (at the bottom of the list)

You can now toggle between DK and US keyboard layouts and use the bracket key shortcuts for kerning. The Bracket keys are "å" and "^" (between "p" and the return key)