motion graphics

Creating an animated Pac-Man in Motion

Creating an animated Pac-Man in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how I used Motion to create a Pac-Man type animation. For this year’s holiday video…

What does After Effects even do?

What does After Effects even do?

Ridiculous question, right? We all know the After Effects basics. I mean, depending on your point of view, of course. It’s a motion graphics app that can be…

Working with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X

Working with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can work with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X. Natively, Final Cut Pro cannot import…

DaVinci Resolve on a Surface Pro 4

DaVinci Resolve on a Surface Pro 4

Blackmagic Design and Intel loaned me a Surface Pro 4 to test the performance of the Iris GPU and Core i7 processors. I got to see exactly how close we…

Fusion 8.2 On Linux Now Shipping

Fusion 8.2 On Linux Now Shipping

Blackmagic continues to hit deadlines they imposed upon themselves at NAB2016. The final release of Fusion 8.2, Blackmagic’s visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available…

Creating 3D Animated Bar Charts in Motion

Creating 3D Animated Bar Charts in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to build an animated 3D bar chart in Motion. There are times when an editor or motion…

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…

Maya 2017: More mograph, less mental ray

Maya 2017: More mograph, less mental ray

Autodesk has announced a major update to its flagship 3D digital content creation package. If you’re not using Maya, its newly found motion graphics legs may give you reason…

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…

AE Project Diary: 3) Ausgrid

AE Project Diary: 3) Ausgrid

What makes a project good to work on? I’ve worked on more productions than I can remember but some projects were definitely more enjoyable to work on than others…