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 • Use advanced color grading filters like the color wheels, color curves and hue/saturation curves • Create an accurate chroma key in a single step with the Keying filter • 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 like smoke and sparkles • Use professional masking tools to quickly draw and adjust control points for rotoscoping • Use the intuitive keyframe tools for precise control of the timing of your animation • Add the Tiny Planet filter when adding 360º video to a non-360° project to create amazing effects • 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 • Export projects in multiple formats in the background using Compressor Bundles System Requirements: 10.15.6 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.
This is a very powerful program with advanced capabilities. It can not only be used for motion graphics but also graphic images! The technology behind is very well capable of it and I've used it multiple times to make custom graphic images! The only negative thing about it is its disappointing results with the keyer...
within the last few weeks something happened (unknown!) and has rendered this fantastic piece of software useless. I've followed all of the available troubleshooting guides (restarts, reinstalls, resetting graphics card, removing externals drives, etc) and still cannot get it to open. It just beachballs, "application is not responding" and asks for me to submit an error report. I'm not familiar with after effects, but I'm getting the feeling its worth a shot since Motion 5 doesnt seem to be working at all.
I love Apple Motion. Very powerful app. But I will like to see a complete upgrade soon. Maybe Motion 7 with more state of the art features to catch up with other software features. A puppet feature for animating characters is very much needed, etc.
Love the app, but has a long learning curve! If used with Final Cut Pro, it's fun to look at how some of the effects were created! It fun to play with, even though I haven't made may custom effects yet. To me it feels like the After Effects for Premiere but instead it's the Motion of Final Cut Pro. Usful for more special effects, couldn't edit a whole video in it.
Spend 10 hours of y time just to figutr out how to do small shorts cuts on my video.. Waised money and time... I want my time and money back.
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.