Apple Motion 5.3: Add, Style, and Animate Text [video]

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[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar: “Get Started with Apple Motion 5.3” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library.]


Whether you use Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, or any other video editing software, you can create high-quality motion graphics using Apple Motion. However, the interface to Motion changed dramatically with the 5.3 release. So in this webinar, we start at the beginning to learn how to use the newest version of Motion.

Whether you are new to Motion, or just want help figuring out where everything moved, this session is for you. This session covers:

In this short video excerpt, Larry Jordan shows how to add, style and animate text in Motion 5.3.

Apple Motion 5.3: Add, Style & Animate Text

TRT: 8:59 — MPEG-4 HD movie

Our website offers lots more video training in our store.

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2 Responses to Apple Motion 5.3: Add, Style, and Animate Text [video]

  1. Bernard Jackson says:

    Hi Larry
    My name is Bernard I am new to Apple Motion .
    For my retirement I have purchased a new iMac 27 along with Affinity Design , Affinity
    Photo and Motion .
    Following a YouTube video I have produced the Metal Knob , it’s not easy to describe
    the animation of the donut shape but my question is can I pickup this animation in
    Motion and do you have a video for this . my next purchase will be FCP and your membership .

    • Larry says:


      It depends upon what you mean by “pick up.”

      Can you pick up video created in another app, using a hand you created in Motion, then rotate it to see all the different sides of this shape? No. Motion only displays video in 2D.

      Can you import the video into Motion? Yes

      Can you resize and reposition the video in Motion? Yes.

      As long as you don’t need Motion to treat it as a 3D shape with volume and edges, you can move it around as you see fit.


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