[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar: “Lighting Techniques in Apple Motion 5.5” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library.]
Motion has a virtually limitless package of lights that can be positioned for both 2D and 3D elements. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates the four different light types in Apple Motion, and how they are used.
Illustrating The Four Different Light Types in Apple Motion
TRT: 8:12 — MPEG-4 HD movie
This is the third of four sessions covering Apple Motion 5.5:
This week, we explore a little-known – and even less discussed – area of Apple Motion: Lighting. Although the default lighting is ambient, where everything is lit evenly in all directions, Motion has a virtually limitless package of lights that can be positioned for both 2D and 3D elements.
In this session, join Larry Jordan as he explores the hidden lighting techniques in the latest version of Apple Motion featuring the four main lighting instruments: Ambient, Directional, Point and Spot. We’ll do this by creating four projects:
I have always enjoyed lighting in the real-world. Presenting this webinar gives me a chance to explore how we can apply these real-world techniques to the computer and motion graphics.
This is an advanced-level session. Some knowledge of Motion will be helpful. You don’t need to own Motion to watch this training.
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2 Responses to Illustrating The Four Different Light Types in Apple Motion [v]
Thank you, Larry! I can use ideas from your demo to demonstrate to my students (Ages 6 to 13) how important lighting direction is to create the right mood and visual perspective. Just need to move beyond the COVID reset, and in the mean time, use this time to advance my skills
Cordially, Jim Vaughn, Instructor & Editor in AZ, for MOVIES BY KIDS ©, Calabasas, CA
Playing with lights in Motion – ESPECIALLY with 3D objects – is an easy way to illustrate basic lighting techniques.