A motion graphics and compositing tool developed by Apple

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How does Apple Motion compare to Adobe After Effects?

I am looking at Apple Motion and Adobe After Effects. How to they compare to one another? What are the pros and cons of each?
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How can I keep my project-specific Motion elements together with my Final Cut projects?

I'm producing a video with several graphics animations, and some of them need to be done in Motion. What's the best way to store a Motion animation that will only be used in one place in one FCP ...
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What is the best workflow solution for editing a movie in FCPX and creating specific effects for it in Motion 5?

Since there is no way to send a clip directly to Motion 5 from Final Cut Pro X, only to open up general effects, transitions and generators; what is the best workflow for actually using Final Cut Pro ...
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Replicated circles are blurry in Motion

I'm animating a circle in Motion. I'm using the Sequence Replicator and the Scale setting to make the circles become larger towards the end. When I do that however, the circles get blurry, much like ...
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Freezing/repeating the last frame of a video clip in Apple Motion 5

I have two clips running at the same time. One is a computer and the other is a clip that I've made to look like its running on the computer screen. I've used four corner motion tracker to keep the ...
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Building smarter elements for Final Cut Pro X with Motion 5

Help me not look like an idiot who's schizophrenic about the date. I am producing a series of videos recorded at a monthly event. The client webcasts the event live and wants to raise awareness of ...
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How best to find literature on motion graphics design

I'm looking for material on motion graphics; books, video tutorials, etc. I think I don't just need to check out "advanced" stuff, but also the very basics. (Since there's always much you can learn ...
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Motion 5 - Link Parameters but Trail or Lag Value by a Few Seconds

How do I link the parameters of one element to another so that they mimic each other but have there be a 1-2sec delay in the mirroring behavior? Normally I would use a link behavior to join the ...
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Motion tracking in screen recording

I'm experimenting with motion tracking and screencasts. The motion tracker in Motion 5 has problems tracking a very basic shape though. I was wondering if someone may know why and how I could get the ...
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FCP vs Motion 5

I searched around and I have not come across a good answer. What does FCP have that Motion5 does not? I have been looking at the two and they look relatively the same. Here is some of what I am ...
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What are some good resources for learning Motion 4?

I am trying to learn Apple's Motion 4, which is pretty complex. I'm looking for some free online tutorials to learn the ins and outs of Motion. Where can I start?