motion graphics

REVIEW – Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX

REVIEW – Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX

With the release of Mocha Pro 5 a few weeks ago, the team at Boris FX is still working at a feverish pitch behind the scenes to get the newest…

The Blackmagic Design eGPU Pro Just Announced

The Blackmagic Design eGPU Pro Just Announced

One of the biggests complaints about the original Blackmagic eGPU was the availability of faster graphics processors than what was in the eGPU. Well, Today Blackmagic Design answered those complaints…

Up and running with Apple Motion…in 20 minutes

Up and running with Apple Motion…in 20 minutes

For a lot of editors, After Effects is overkill but the rudimentary motion graphics tools in their NLE of choice just don’t cut it. Apple’s Motion…

Globe animations in After Effects: The next chapter

Globe animations in After Effects: The next chapter

Just two weeks ago I looked at how globe animations had evolved between 1997 and 2010 – and now Andrew Kramer and the team at Video CoPilot have written the next…

AE Project Diary: 7) Globe animation

AE Project Diary: 7) Globe animation

It might not be obvious, but this simple globe animation was influenced by a Hollywood blockbuster.  I’m happy to admit that there’s nothing spectacular about it, and that…

Creating a Netflix-Inspired 3D Title Animation with Motion

Creating a Netflix-Inspired 3D Title Animation with Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to build a Netflix-inspired 3D title animation in Motion. Motion’s text formatting, styling, and…

Automatic animation with expressions

Automatic animation with expressions

Have you ever wished you could just press a button and have After Effects do all of the work for you?  While we’re not quite at that stage…

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 3 – Editing Basics and Setting your Options

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 3 – Editing Basics and Setting your Options

In our last lesson, in our look at learning HitFilm Pro, we talked about setting up our projects, and we had discussed that you can both edit and do compositing…

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 2 – Creating your first project

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 2 – Creating your first project

In our last lesson, in our look at learning HitFilm Pro, we talked about the different purchasing (as well as free) options, when it comes to HitFilm.  In this lesson…

Managing complex expressions in After Effects

Managing complex expressions in After Effects

Expressions in After Effects are a powerful tool for animation, but while they can be as simple as the ‘wiggle’ function, working with more complex expressions can begin to get…