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1. Snow Flurry Emitter in Apple Motion
One of the great features in Apple Motion is the Particle Emitters, which has fully customizable parameters to achieve just about any effect. Let's use a Particle Emitter to add snow to our Winter Berries clip. Because the scene is a closeup of the berries, we need large and fluffy snowflakes.
2. Background Clips in Apple Motion Project
After creating a mockup in Motion for the basic scenes of our Winter Wonderland template, we can start to build the three animated background clips for the template. Remember that our mockup had four scenes, with a different background image for each scene 1 through 3.
3. VideoHive Project Requirements
Below is a summary of the requirements for submitting a project to Envato VideoHive.com. There are many requirements from the folder structure to the preview video.
4. * Article Index - Animation Main Index
Tutorials and articles about ScreenFlow, iBooks Author, iMovie, Flash, After Effects, video marketing.
5. Envato VideoHive Basics
Once you create your motion graphic or template project to sell on VideoHive, there are a few rules to follow when packaging the project into a zip file. Envato has a help section with a lot of instructions you need to follow. Here I have tried to summarize the information into a concise article.
6. Apple Motion Cheat Sheet
Need to find out how to do something fast! Here are the steps to performing the most basic tasks in Apple Motion.
7. Apple Motion Defocus Filter
In this lesson, we will begin working on the scenes for our Winter Wonderland opener, by adding the effects that will animate the scenes. For the first scene, we will use the Defocus filter, which will act as a nice beginning transition. Let's apply this filter to the Scene 1 group.
8. Winter Wonderland Opener - Image Import
In this lesson, we will set up our new project and import the photos that we have chosen to use in our Winter Wonderland holiday opener video, in preparation to add the effects that will animate the still images.
9. Image Preparation for Holiday Intro Video
In this tutorial, we will begin to work on the four-scene holiday season motion graphics intro video, by preparing the three images that we chose for our video in the last tutorial. We know that our video dimensions in Motion will be 1280 x 720 pixels and the images are 1920 x 1280 pixels.
10. Whiteboard Video Scribe Animation - Preparation
If you are interested in making a whiteboard or video scribe animation in Motion and don't know where to start, this tutorial may help. There are two types of simulations used in a whiteboard animation. One is a drawing simulation and the other is a writing simulation.
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