Apple Pro Training Series: Motion 4 Quick-Reference Guide by Jem Schofield, Brendan Boykin

By Jem Schofield, Brendan Boykin

Designed as a machine spouse for either editors and movement portraits professionals, this can be the proper at-a-glance advisor to movement four. grasp coach Jem Schofield grants a crash path on how movement thinks (groups, layers, gadgets, and behavior-based animation), and meticulously publications you thru the basic concepts and instruments for animation, movement pictures, visible results, and 3D layout in a concise look-up format.  The consultant additionally offers an exceptional precis of what’s new in movement together with more suitable 3D shadows, reflections, and intensity of box; the facility to “fly” a digicam from one item to a different; ripple textual content characters off and on the display comfortably; animate date and time sequences immediately; Motion’s extraordinary new linking habit, and extra.

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To create simple, scrolling credits, follow these steps: 1 Create or select a text object containing a show or film’s credits. 2 From the Toolbar, choose Add Behavior > Text Animation > Scroll Text. 3 Set the Scroll Direction to Vertical. Choosing Horizontal creates crawling text similar to a news ticker. 4 Change the other Scroll Text parameters as desired. Set the speed based on the length of the behavior. Specify the speed using a slider adjustment of pixels per second. Display two offset sliders to determine the start and end positions at the front and back of the behavior.

The Shape Style pop-up menu (in the HUD and in the Inspector) provides access to many preset brushes. With a paint stroke selected, the Stroke and Advanced panes of the Shape tab become active. Choose one of three settings for the Stroke Color Mode: Allows for only an opacity change across the stroke. Randomly applies a color to the stroke from the gradient editor. See the earlier section on “Modifying a Closed Shape” for more information about the gradient editor. Colorizes across the length of the stroke according to the pattern in the gradient editor.

As with word processing, you create first and then modify the shape’s settings. The Rectangle and Circle tools share two features via modifier keys. While dragging with either tool, hold the Shift key to create a symmetrical shape (square versus rectangle or circle versus oval). Also, pressing the Option key during creation will expand the shape from the center out rather than from the insertion point. The Line tool will create straight lines when pressing Shift. Motion includes 16 shape presets—including a quote bubble and a variety of polygons—in the Library tab’s Shapes category.

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