I'm presenting a free 1-hour webinar on Tuesday, August 10th which discusses how to use Motion with Cinema 4D to create 3D motion graphics. It has a special focus on getting After Effects users up to speed with Motion quickly. For the full scoop, you'll want to attend my one-day session in Sante Fe, New Mexico in October.
As part of MGFest, I'm teaching a one-day hands-on class on Mastering Motion's Camera this Friday in San Francisco. 10 spots only! Get the nitty gritty here and come have some fun!
Motion 4 has some great features for controlling the camera. In this excerpt from my Mastering Motion's Camera tutorial, I show you how to change the camera's angle of view to create interesting visuals. You can also play this movie on your iPad.
If you are a Final Cut Pro user who has yet to dive into the other applications included with Final Cut Studio, have I got the class for you. For the fourth year in a row, I'm teaching a one-week intensive Final Cut Studio Integration class for Digital Media Academy at Stanford University this summer. Dates are Monday July 12 to Friday July 16. There are only a few spots left. Check out the details here.
Just released this evening, my latest Motion tutorial! This is an intermediate to advanced tutorial that explores how to use Motion's camera in 3D space, in-depth. For details, table of contents, and movie excerpts, head on over to Rippletraining.com.
If you are brand new to Motion and want to get a good grounding, this may be just the class for you - if you live in the Bay Area, anyway. Use discount code "Motion" at checkout - take advantage of it.
Today Ripple Training has released our newest Motion template called "Screenplay" - it is our first true 3D template - this means that Final Cut Pro editors can add a customizable 3D template to their project without opening another application - truly incredible. The template comes in 5 different animation styles and 3 different formats for each. Check out the details here.
I came across this very interesting tutorial on how to create an animated underground ("subway" for us U.S folks) map by Thomas Prinzivalli on the AE Tuts site. What's also interesting are the comments at the end of the tutorial. True, it's a Motion tutorial on an After Effects site, but the comments seem really over the top to me. After Effects, Motion - they are just tools, everyone!
I'm in Las Vegas all this week teaching at the Post Production World Conference, part of the massive yearly NAB show. My first class is today, Saturday, and I teach through Wednesday - 9 sessions in all, covering various aspects of Motion. Here is the schedule of all PPW speakers, including myself. If you are in Vegas, I hope to see you! I'll be posting updates on PVC.
Motion's Shape objects are incredibly versatile and powerful. You can adjust their edit points, style them using the outstanding style presets, and animate them with Shape Behaviors to write-on, wriggle, and spread out or assemble -even in 3D space.
I've released a new product: 101 everyday Shape Objects. Read more...
A quick (under 4-minute) tip on how to create an outline around any graphic or video that has an alpha channel. To see the full video without any cropping, watch it on YouTube by clicking here.
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