Apple Pro Training Series: Motion 4

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Peachpit Press, Sep 22, 2009 - Computers - 553 pages
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In this best-selling guide to Motion 4, you’ll create eight sophisticated projects including a 3D show promo, a network-style title sequence, a DVD motion menu, and an actual temp effect used in Overture Film’s Traitor. Each chapter represents a complete lesson, with a commercial-quality project to work through as you learn. Master trainer Mark Spencer starts with the fundamentals of motion graphics and quickly moves into compositing, animation, motion graphics design, visual effects design, and the world of 3D. The book is fully revised to take advantage of the software’s new features: you’ll explore 3D shadows, reflections, and depth of field; “fly” a camera from one object to another; ripple text characters on and off the screen with ease; animate date and time sequences automatically; and master Motion’s remarkable new linking behavior. Along the way, you’ll work with particles, generators, filters, effects, templates, greenscreen mattes, keying, tracking, paint, and more. Whether you’re just entering the field or are already an accomplished motion graphics pro, this book will have you designing in Motion in record time.

  •  DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files
  •  Focused lessons take you step by step through real-world projects
  •  Accessible writing style puts expert instructors at your side
  •  Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast
  •  Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
  •  Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you prepare for the Apple Pro certification exam

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Contents

Getting Started
1
Fundamentals
11
Animation
181
Motion Graphics Design
243
Visual Effects Design
371
An Introduction to 3D
431
Glossary
505
Index
523
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About the author (2009)

Mark Spencer is a Bay Area based producer, editor, trainer, and writer. He owns Day Street Productions, Inc., a production and post studio focused on motion graphics and corporate/industrial video. Mark is an Apple Certified Master Trainer in Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and Motion, and the author of Apple Pro Training Series: Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Studio 2.

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