Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 10:43 PM (in response to salty777)
this morning, this is the third reply I'm mentioning MacBreak Studio and CreativeCow Video Podcasts at iTunes as an excellent source for learning this awesome tool.-
As an hobbyist, coming from iMovie, my shock was even bigger … but after some hours of frustration and sweat, I'm creating my own animated title templates and effects, fully integrated and customizeable in FCPX … grrreat!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to salty777)
In addition to Karsten's recommendations I believe that Ripple has some nice intro to Motion tutorials. Also If you google you will find lots of Utube tutorials on replicators, emitters etc. Also I think the manual is very good and I refer to it a lot. When you first start with Motion it can be intimidating to say the least, but if you break it up into pieces and learn them it all comes together although it will likely take a couple of months. I started out by opening some FCP Titles, Transitions and effects in motion and studying how they were constructed. Then moved on to simple projects in 2D before trying 3D stuff. I also found it helpful to focus on pieces as I said above. For example I worked with masks, text, shapes appling behaviors and filters until I really understood how they worked in Motion. Then moved on to emitters, replicators etc. Taking small bites at a time worked for me. I think you will really like this program as you become familar with it. Have fun!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to Jim Wanamaker)
I'll check Ripple.
I did check some YouTube clips and they were pretty rubbish... maybe I dropped on the wrong ones.
I have downloaded the manual.... at over 1400 pages, and nearly 3 times the size of the FCPX manual, it will make for some intense bedtime reading!!