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Forced Projections in Motion

Forced Projections in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how turn a photograph into an animated scene using a “forced perspective” technique in Motion. One…

Creating and animating 3D logos in Motion

Creating and animating 3D logos in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can turn a flat logo into a 3D animation by using the text features of Motion…

Creating an animated gobo in Motion

Creating an animated gobo in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to build, position, and animate a gobo in Motion. A gobo is a screen that is placed…

Orbiting objects in Motion

Orbiting objects in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to approach a basic animation task in Motion. The genesis of today’s episode was a…

Emancipate your titles in Final Cut Pro X

Emancipate your titles in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how you can free your titles in Final Cut Pro X. You didn’t know you needed…

Reimporting from Camera Archives in Final Cut Pro X

Reimporting from Camera Archives in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how you can get tripped up when restoring clips from a Camera Archive in Final Cut Pro X…

Reverse favoriting in Final Cut Pro X

Reverse favoriting in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates a very interesting editing technique in Final Cut Pro X he terms “reverse favoriting.” The scenario: identifying…

Selective Audio Filtering in Final Cut Pro X

Selective Audio Filtering in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how he prefers to apply audio filters to a specific range of a clip. It’s a…

360VR compositing in Final Cut Pro X

360VR compositing in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, we move to Part 3 of our exploration into working with 360VR footage in Final Cut Pro X. If you missed Part 1, be sure…

360VR video in Final Cut Pro X

360VR video in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve and I dip our toes into the 360VR waters. (360 version available here using Chrome or Firefox) During my time at NAB this year…

Synchronizing Libraries in Final Cut Pro X

Synchronizing Libraries in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, we have an usual show in which Steve from Ripple Training and I are joined by our Virtual User Group guests Sam Mestman and Mike…

Using the Tangent Element in Final Cut Pro X

Using the Tangent Element in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, returning special guest Sam Mestman shows our host Steve Martin from Ripple Training how he uses the Tangent Element to control Final Cut Pro X…

Creating Neon Lights in Motion

Creating Neon Lights in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training one method for creating flickering neon lights in Motion. The technique I use centers around using the 3D…

Prepping Logic Pro X for scoring a Final Cut Pro X project

Prepping Logic Pro X for scoring a Final Cut Pro X project

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to prepare a movie in Final Cut Pro X for scoring in Logic Pro X. His movie…

Animation pre-visualization with mBehaviors

Animation pre-visualization with mBehaviors

This week on MacBreak Studio, special guest Mike Matzdorff (@FCPXFeatures) shows us a very fun and interesting workflow he uses to speed up animation development. Mike has figured out how…