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Finding focus

One of the biggest challenges I have is staying focused. This video had a potential solution that I would like to try.

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Testing Jamm.app

In my ever search of finding the most beautiful live streaming software, I had discovered Jamm.

So far I like it. It has a free trial. It is still new but, I am blown away how well it was put together.

Please let me know what you think.

Have an amazing day! 😊

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Parts of Apple’s Motion not seen

As I understand, there are many parts of Apple’s Motion we do not see.

As I understand, there is a code in Motion that is reminiscent of Shake as many of its developers had also worked on Apple’s Pro Apps Development Team.

Shake at one time was one of the top compositions tools for VFX and Compositing. It was used in films such as The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Doctor Who, and many more.

Shake did VFX that made my mouth drop and it still amazes me when I think about it until this day.

I had seen VFX workflows done in Shake, that would have taken hours to days to do even with today’s tools, done in minutes since it was all run by pure code and no GUI.

I had seen in action at a demo I had the honor to see by one of the Matrix VFX artists who had taught a Demo Artist course for Apple Pro Resellers Team. I wish I remember his name as I would love to thank him again. He was amazingly talented!

Apple, as I understand, still has access to the Shake code. I believe the GUI was way ahead of its time especially for the price point.

That shake code, as I also understand is still owned by Apple.
There is also the Apple Color, which was AMAZING! ( Apple, as I understand, may still own the code. )

When Apple discontinued Shake, maintenance program subscribers had the option to license the Shake source code for US$50K. A few VFX studios did this (pretty sure Weta & The Embassy did) – and some actually still use Shake today.

Last time I checked you could still run Shake on Mojave – you just had to launch it from Terminal.”

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However, as I understand, Final Cut Pro is the Video Pro flagship tool. I believe, Apple had to invest a heavy amount of time into FCP to earn people’s trust and respect again.

In my opinion, once FCPX regains its reputation we may see Motion, Logic, iMovie, and many more amazing tools get heavy attention and promotion.

Also, we can make our own code, plugins, scripts or tools to make Motion become the tool we need. Similar to what MotionVFX does.

Please let me know what you think. Thank you for your time and have an amazing day.  

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Testing LiveStream Studio 6

Today I had tested Livestream Studio Pro 6.  

It has a 30 Day Trial and so far I am liking it.

**In the middle of the videos the audio had a strong background noise from the computer's fan.  I will test with a better mic, change settings and quit all apps.
So far every streaming service I had tested needs high CPU Usage.
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Plantillas de Motion Para Final Cut Pro – En Español

Este video se trata de cómo usar Motion Templates en Final Cut Pro – Intro – En Español.

Click here for the English version.

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Quickly create a text cube in Motion

In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to create a cube that you can add text or anything else you want and have it rotate in 3d Space to your liking.

Animate it the way you want and then publish some setting to use in Final Cut Pro. Enjoy! 🙂

Here is the video:

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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:

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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! 🙂

 

 

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One on One Training in Apple’s Motion – Creating a Generator

Recently I had the opportunity to show Charlie from LightLeakLove.com how to set up an 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.

Please excuse the city noise as Charlie was traveling at the time of this recording.

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!