Blender to Motion Tutorial

In this tutorial I will show you how to export your Blender keyframes to use inside of Apple’s Motion software. This will allow you to use two very powerful tools for your animation and cg creations.

You may download the Blender to Motion script here: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?227090-Blender-to-Apple-Motion-export-script

Special thanks to OSXrules at BlenderArtists.org for creating this awesome script! You rock! :)

If you are new to Blender make sure to watch these tutorials to help get you started: https://cgcookie.com/blender/cgc-courses/blender-basics-introduction-for-beginners/

Make sure to also check out Blenderguru.com, cgcookie.com, blendermarket.com & blendswap.com for more info and resources.

Please let me know what you think or if you have any questions. Have a creative day! :)

Also check out the most recent demo reel from Blender:

New Free Final Cut Template – Holiday Cheer

Hello and good day!

I would like to share this amazing new template that can be used inside of Final Cut Pro and Motion.
This template is a 3D animation that I had created inside of Blender and then exported the keyframes to Motion for setting up and compositing.
Please let me know what you think and I hope you love it as much as I enjoyed creating it. :)

Make sure you download it here: https://motion-master-templates.com/holiday-cheer/

Have a festive day! :)

New Free Final Cut Template – Rounded Corner Lower Third

You may download this template here: https://motion-master-templates.com/rounded-corner-lower-third/

This Rounded Corner Lower Third for Final Cut X and Motion 5 comes with 4 different social media Graphic User Interfaces to choose from. You can add up to 2 drop zones, customize  the colors, add text and other options.  Add your own videos, photographs or graphics.

The animation was created in Apple’s Motion 5.

The photographs for the demo video were provided by Gratisography and Deyson Ortiz. Music for the demo video was provided by Jahzzar’s album “Tumbling Dishes Like Old-Man’s Wishes“.

Create a Rounded Corner Lower Third for Final Cut

Hello and good day!

I created a video tutorial on how to create a Rounded Corner Title template inside of Apple’s Motion Software that you can customize and use inside of Final Cut Pro.

In this tutorial you will learn how to draw the lower third, animate a nice soft bounce, add some text and then how to publish and save it so you can use it inside of Final Cut.

Download this template for FREE.
If you would like to download this free template ready to go please click here.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much I enjoyed creating it!  If you have any questions or tutorial requests please let me know in the comments below.

Have an amazing day! :)

 

 

Free Final Cut Pro Template – Social Package

I just finished creating the latest FREE template for FCPX and Motion 5 called Social Package.

Circle of Love is a 3D template for Final Cut X and Motion 5 of a 4 different Social Media Interface animating in motion.

This template is free to use so please feel free to download it here:  https://motion-master-templates.com/social-package/

Special thanks to GRATISOGRAPHY for providing the beautiful images for the demo video.

The animation and preparation was done in Apple’s Motion 5.

 

 

TeacherCast.net: Learn how to teach your students about video production in apple motion

Recently I was invited to do a presentation on the how Motion and Final Cut Pro can work together using Templates.  It was a great podcast and Jeff and Sam were great fun to speak with.

In the podcast we went over how simple it can be to create a template in Motion and then use that template inside of Final Cut to speed up the workflow.
Please key me know what you think of the podcast.



TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more | Learn how to teach your students about video production in apple motion
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Digital Cinema Cafe

If you would like to listen to some very informative podcasts in regard to the world of digital video editing and distribution, then I highly recommend this website.

So far I have learned tons of inside tricks of trade. The show is hosted by Chris Fenwick of SL\CE Editorial and Colorist Alex MacLean. The shows are entertaining, funny and very educational.

Check them out and let know what you think.

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One on One Training Motion – Creating a Generator

Recently I had the opportunity to show Charlie from LightLeakLove.com how to set up a FCPX generator for his Light Leaks products.
In this video we go through the basics on how to rig different options, publish parameters and set up a Generator.

We used ScreenHero to do the screen shared session while I was in Florida and Charlie was in Brazil. Screen hero is great since it allows us both to control a screen at the same time with each mouse cursor labeled with the user’s name.

Thank you Charlie for letting me share this video session with the world.

Please let me know what you think or if you have any requests for future sessions. Thank you and have an amazing day!

Free FCPX Template – Circles of Love

I just finished creating the latest FREE template for FCPX and Motion 5 called Circles of Love.

Circle of Love is a 2D template for Final Cut X and Motion 5 of a circles in motion. This was part experimentation, challenge and homage to the beautiful intro animation to the WWDC 2013 Keynote Presentation. This was originally a test to see if some the motions in that video could be be created in Motion.

This template is free to use so please feel free to download it here:  https://motion-master-templates.com/circles-of-love/

Special thanks to <a title=”GRATISOGRAPHY” href=”http://www.gratisography.com” target=”_blank”>GRATISOGRAPHY</a> for providing the beautiful images for the demo video.

The animation and preparation was done in Apple’s Motion 5.