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How to Create Effect, Title and Generator in Motion?

by Ravi Bhadauria ADMEC Multimedia Institute
Motion is a behavior-driven motion graphics application that allows you to create stunning imaging effects for a wide variety of broadcast, video, and film projects. Motion lets you create sophisticated moving images and other visual effects on the fly and in real time. Whether you need simple text effects like lower-thirds and credit rolls, a complex 3D motion graphics project for a show intro or television commercial, or more advanced image manipulation techniques to stabilize footage or composite green screen effects, Motion has a flexible tool set to meet your motion graphics needs.

Steps for Creating a New Effect Template in Motion:
  • In Motion, choose File > New From Project Browser (or press Option-Command-N).
  • In the Project Browser, click Final Cut Effect, then click the Preset pop-up menu and choose a project size.
  • Click Open (or press Return)-A new, untitled Motion project opens, with the Effect Source placeholder layer selected.
  • Add a reference image to the Effects Source placeholder to preview your work, do one of the following:
    • In the toolbar, click Import, then drag a still image from the dialog to the placeholder arrow in the canvas (or to the Effect Source layer in the Layers list).
    • From the Finder or Library, drag a still image to the placeholder arrow in the canvas (or to the Effect Source layer in the Layers list).
Release the mouse button when the pointer is over the placeholder.
The image is added to the Effect Source layer, replacing the arrow graphic in the canvas. This image is temporary media used to preview the result of the effect you are building.
  • Add filters or behaviors to the Effect Source layer to create a custom effect. Filters are special effects used to modify the appearance of images and video clips.
  • Choose Publish from the Animation pop-up menu of each parameter you want to make accessible. 
  • Remove the preview image from the template by selecting the Effect Source layer, then clicking the Clear button in the Image Inspector. 
  • Choose File > Save, then do the following:
  • In the save dialog, enter a name for the template.
  • Choose a category from the Category pop-up menu.
  • Click Publish.
The template and remaining media are saved Motion project browser (exported to Final cut pro effect browser).
Steps for Creating a New Generator Template:
A generator template is similar to a standard Motion project. However, when saved, it’s exported to the Generators browser in Final Cut Pro.
  • In Motion, choose File > New From Project Browser (or press Option-Command-N).
  • In the Project Browser, click Final Cut Generator, then choose a project size from the Preset pop-up menu.
  • Click Open (or press Return).
  • A new, untitled project opens. The project contains no placeholders.
  • Build the project using shapes, text, behaviors, camera animation, and so on.
  • Choose Publish from the Animation pop-up menu of each parameter you want to make accessible.
  • Choose File > Save, then:
In the save dialog, enter a name for the template.
  • Choose a category from the Category pop-up menu.
    Click Publish.
The template is saved and exported to the Final Cut Pro Generators browser.

Steps for creating Titles in Motion:
  • In Motion, choose File > New From Project Browser (or press Option-Command-N).
  • In the Project Browser, click Final Cut Title, then click the Preset pop-up menu and choose a project size.
  • Click Open (or press Return).
A new, untitled Motion project opens containing two layers: a text layer  and a placeholder layer.

To add a reference image to the Title Background placeholder to preview your work, do one of the following:
  • In the toolbar, click Import, then drag a still image from the dialog to the placeholder arrow in the canvas.
  • From the Finder or Library, drag a still image to the placeholder arrow in the canvas.
  • Release the mouse button when the pointer is over a placeholder.
The image is added to the Title Background layer, replacing the down arrow graphic in the canvas. This image is temporary media used to preview the effect you are building.
  • Modify the text as needed and add animation, filters, text behaviors, and other effects to create custom titles.
  •  Choose Publish from the Animation pop-up menu of each parameter you want to make accessible.
  • Remove the preview image from the template by selecting the Effect Source layer, then clicking the Clear button in the Image Inspector.
  • Choose File > Save
  • In the save dialog, enter a name for the template.
  • Choose a category from the Category pop-up menu. (You can also create a custom category. Custom categories also appear in the browsers.)
  • Click Publish.
The template and remaining media are saved and exported to the Final Cut Pro Titles browser.

About Ravi Bhadauria Advanced   ADMEC Multimedia Institute

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