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 various metal, wood, and stone surfaces • Vector-based characters scale, skew, and rotate with pristine sharpness, while the modern engine in Motion lets you design in real-time 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 Smart Motion Templates with any combination of single parameters and rigs, which let you control a group of parameters with a simple slider, pop-up menu, or checkbox in Final Cut Pro • Save any 360° motion graphic and access it immediately from the effects browser in Final Cut Pro Stunning Effects • Choose from more than 230 behaviors for natural-looking motion without keyframes • Use advanced color grading filters like the color wheels, color curves and hue/saturation curves • Track a moving object in a video clip with the point tracking and match move feature • Create an accurate chroma key in a single step with the Keying filter • Use SmoothCam to eliminate camera jitters and image stabilization to smooth bumpy shots • Create your own paintbrushes and 3D strokes or use one of 140 brush presets • Design your own particle emitters or choose from 200 presets for real-world effects such as smoke and sparkles • Choose a circle or rectangle mask or use the bezier and freehand mask tools to quickly draw and adjust control points for rotoscoping • Use the intuitive keyframe tools in Motion for precise control of the timing and position in your animation • Apply 360° effects including blurs, glows, and more • Add the Tiny Planet filter when adding 360º video to a non-360° project to create interesting spherical looks • Harness a thriving ecosystem of third-party FxPlug plug-ins with custom interfaces 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 • Track objects or groups of objects with drag-and-drop ease by applying the Camera Framing behavior • Selectively define focus as an object moves in 3D space • Turn any shape, video plane, or paint stroke into a reflective surface in 3D space 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 • Export standard or 360° projects to Apple devices and publish directly to YouTube and Vimeo • Send to Compressor to access advanced options for custom encoding like HEVC System Requirements: macOS 10.14.6 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. Video output to VR headset requires Mac computer with discrete graphics running macOS Mojave. 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro 580 graphics or better recommended.
So I’ve been using motion for several years now and love it, but I just had a client purchase a template for me to use and its requiring Motion 5.4.5, I have 5.4 and there is no update, and the Apple store now shows that I have to purchase Motion again. Not sure why its making me pay for an update. I understand if it was Motion 6,but its not.
It's a useful and well-thought-out piece of software, and the price won't kill you. If it wasn't made by Apple, it could be perfect. But Apple doesn't bother to perfect anything. Instead, they just make software to sell hardware. As such, each iteration of Motion is buggy as hell, and requires constant updating to new versions, which require new OSes. It breaks down like this: Every few updates requires updating to a new OS. And every few OSes, require a whole new machine to run it on. Because the software isn't what they're laser-focused on, Motion often isn't exactly reliable. At this writing, in fact, the spinning bach ball is up and I'll have to do a hard quit and restart — losing whatever progress I've made since the last save. This software can be used to do amazing things. Just know that the $49 price tag is a canard. It will cost you much more in money, and also in time making sure you have the exact same machine running the exact same version on the exact same OS everywhere you work. Personally, I would pay $700 for this software if I didn't have to play these update games.
Motion is an amazing app and I use it a lot but a lot of the time I'm in the middle of editing something when the app just crashes for no reason. I don't know how to fix this but i have send apple many crash reports and they have never fixed it
We looked at the ratings and thought it would be a good app, but we saw some bad reviews...should have listend to the bad reviews. This app is confusing and slow and it TRULY does crash. IT IS NOT WORTH A DOLLAR DO NOT BUY IT! SAVE YOURSELF. Wish I could give it zero stars, not even worth one.
Does anyone know if this version of motion(10.14.6) will still work with High Sierra 10.13??? my Mac is too old to upgrade to latest Catalina version, help please.
I learned computer graphics with Corel, back in 1991? What's nice about this program is you can design any single page as a vector graphic and then export that page as a .png, .jpg, etc. So Motion can be used for graphic artwork and video creation. All for $50. I have been using it since 2012 and I love it!
Mac updates it's OS, but doesnt update some of their apps yet.. Nice..
It might be because I don’t know how to work this app, but I really don’t like it. It’s really hard to work. If anyone could help me figure this out, that’d be great.
needs better 3d modeling
Love the app but have no clue how to use it :)