Designed for video editors, Motion is a powerful motion graphics tool that makes it easy to create cinematic 2D and 3D titles, fluid transitions, and realistic effects in real time. 2D and 3D Titles • Import 360° media and design 360° titles, generators, and effects • Build 3D titles from scratch, design them with easy-to-use templates, or instantly convert any existing 2D title to 3D • Easily create beautiful titles that you can animate using more than 100 drag-and-drop behaviors and intuitive text animation tools • Customize 3D titles to create endless looks with over 90 Apple-designed 3D materials including metal, wood, and stone surfaces Motion Graphics for Final Cut Pro • Save any title, effect, transition or generator and access it directly in Final Cut Pro • Customize Final Cut Pro titles, effects, and transitions by opening them in Motion • Create Motion Templates with any combination of single parameters and rigs, that let you control a group of parameters with a slider, pop-up menu, or checkbox in Final Cut Pro • Use Display Aspect Ratio snapshots to create templates that support multiple aspect ratios Stunning Effects • Choose from more than 230 behaviors for natural animation without keyframes • Create an accurate chroma key in a single step with the Keying filter • Change focus points or the depth effect for video shot in Cinematic mode on iPhone 13 (requires macOS Monterey) • Design your own particle emitters or choose from 200 presets for real-world effects like smoke and sparkles • Use professional masking tools to quickly draw and adjust control points for rotoscoping • Automatically detect, track, and match the movement of faces or objects using machine learning • Choose between different tracking analysis types • Add the Neon filter to easily add a neon glow to text, shapes, video, stills, and more • Harness an ecosystem of third-party FxPlug plug-ins for tasks like advanced tracking, advanced motion graphics, and more Effortless 3D • Transition from 2D to 3D space by adding cameras • Create 3D scenes within a 360° project for ultra-realistic 360° environments • Set up realistic shadows that animate dynamically with the movement of cameras and lights • Turn any shape, video plane, or paint stroke into a reflective surface in 3D space • Import third party USDZ objects or use one of 60 premade objects in the Motion Library Breakthrough Speed, Quality, and Output • Import wide color HDR images, view them on supported Mac computers, and export in standard Rec. 709 or wide Rec. 2020 color space • Improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon • Workstation-class performance with optimizations for the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips on the new MacBook Pro System Requirements: macOS 11.5.1 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing), Metal-capable graphics card, 1GB of VRAM recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing, 4.7GB of available disk space (3.5GB app, 1.2GB supplemental content). Some features require Internet access; fees may apply.
As a hobbiest, this is a great addition to the toolbox. There is a learning curve but there are also tons of how tos on Youtube. I have used it for about 2 weeks and believe that this will bring my video game to the next level.
I was a AE user for years. Loved it, but AE really tanked when it comes to speed and workflow. Just got Apple Motion for the first time last night. While I suspect there are some things AE can do that are more "fancy" than Motion...Motion so far has proven to me to be AWESOME. The interface and workflow seems efficient and clean, and it is much faster than AE, as it renders effects at 24 fps on the fly! (For church use) As worship leaders, one can easily create a Youtube lyrics video with a cool animated background within a few dozens of clicks...where as in AE it'll take almost forever!
nothing works intuitively and this app crashes regularly on apple m1 macs and loses the entire project you were working on. as a professional your time would be better spent learning the dreadful adobes version of this program. The more I use motion the more I hate it. final cut is great but this program is an awful companion.
Incredibly powerful program, but I am one of a few users for whom Motion takes about 7 minutes to start up (ie show the Project Browser) after clicking on the Motion icon in the Dock or double-clicking on the icon in the Finder. This problem has been discussed in the Apple Communities, and a few people have found solutions that work for them, but none of the suggestions solve the problem for me. I've made extensive, detailed reports in Feedback Assistant but have had no progress. (Yes, I know FA is not a support channel.) Extremely frustrating.
This is an amazingly capable and FAST app that allows me to tackle professional motion graphcs projects much faster and smoother than with After Effects. Although AE has more features, you can do 80% or more of what AE does in Motion in a fraction of the time. Thankfully, a few of the gaps in Motion's featureset have been filled in by vendors like MotionVFX for things like 3D tracking and the Puppet tool. I can't say enough good things about how much time this app has saved me, and it is by no means just a consumer app. I have delivered 100s of professional projects using Motion. If you do motion graphics and visual effects, you should defintely give this app a try. You'll save huge amounts of time on up to 80% of your typical motion graphics work tasks.
I love using it for rendering 3D objects and its quite easy to use
this app crashes way to much when using multiple objects. i'd reccomend any other program than this one. its not worth the struggle of everything crashing everytime and losing all data
The latest update completally broke: - Ripple Delete, useless now - Looks filters are washed out, completally different
Apple has updated Motion to the point where it no longer loads on my iMac, a 2017 model. So, do I have to buy a new computer to keep using a tool I paid for?
Just installed it and NOT opening at all, even with the update keeps crashing every time I try to open it.