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Patrick Sheffield Level 7 Level 7 (29,175 points)
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Jun 23, 2011 9:36 PM

Shortly after Motion 4 was released, I was invited to give a presentation to the Motion engineers on how I use Motion, what I do with it and what I'd like for the future...

 

For enhancements, I made these requests:

 

  1. Color Blend Mode
  2. Adjust Levels filter in the HUD
  3. Pulse Wave Shape (for the oscillate parameter behavior)
  4. Import Vector Artwork (form EPS/PDF/AI documents)
  5. 3D Text/Shapes with 3D extrusion/bevel
  6. 3D Primitives that could be texture mapped
  7. Replicator enhancement - map portions of an image to each element of a replicator
  8. 3D Particle Enhancements - ground floor, deformable emitter shape, reverse emitter, particle reflector, adjustable particle physics, grayscale guide maps
  9. Parameter behavior based on image characteristics - average/peak/low of defined area of an image
  10. Camera filters - take any filter and stick it, like a pane of smart glass, in front of a camera
  11. Object lights - allow any object to emit light
  12. Ability to link and publish multiple parameters to templates

 

Of these, only #12 appears to have made it into Motion 5 in the form of Publishing and Rigs.

 

I've played with Publishing and Rigs and they are pretty awesome.

 

Patrick

Octo 3 GHz Intel, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 5 GB RAM, ATI x1900, Decklink HD Extreme
  • Scot Walker Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
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    Jul 15, 2011 11:21 AM (in response to Patrick Sheffield)

    Thanks for that, Patrick. Nice list!

     

    Do you recommend upgrading to Motion 5 yet, since it replaces Motion 4? Or is it buggy and needs more time to bake?

     

    Thanks!!

     

    Scot

  • Jim Cookman Level 7 Level 7 (23,435 points)
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    Jul 15, 2011 11:38 AM (in response to Patrick Sheffield)

    Sheesh.  Ask arguably the best of the best motion users to present on what's missing, and then ignore 98% of what was requested.  Go Apple!

  • Scot Walker Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
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    Jul 15, 2011 11:45 AM (in response to Jim Cookman)

    They were probably wanting him to say things like "Facebook integration", "Full screen", "iPad version"

  • Mr Pi Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)
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    Jul 15, 2011 12:42 PM (in response to Jim Cookman)

    Tehe

     

    Scot, you should look on this page to see if it's worth the upgrade:

     

    http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/motion/

    "What's new" , makes me laugh. All those 'amazing' new features.

     

    If you do get FCPX then it's essential. Otherwise, don't bother. There's nothing new enough to make the difference. Plus, it doesn't work with FCP7 very well.

     

    Pi

  • Mr Pi Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)
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    Jul 17, 2011 4:32 AM (in response to Patrick Sheffield)

    Hey Patrick,

    You should have asked for switches on motion blur too, I know I did. That one winds me up.

    Pi

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