Apple Motion 3 Tutorial, this video will focus on how to create 3d text.
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Hey guys! This Emeek77 and I’m here to give you a little Motion Tutorial. I’m making 2D text into 3D text. And if I write motion here, the first thing you want to do is hit our Text T key up here at the top. Come back here and click in your canvass somewhere and type your text. I’m sure you’re used to seeing this kind of top from my videos if you watched a lot of them. I want to change it to Bold. I’m going to open my Inspector and I’m going to change the size to about 400, 48 now I’m going to put it about 400.
Now, I’m going to select my text and move it down here slightly off the screen a little bit because I’m going to have it scroll across the screen. So now, when I go up to be Behaviors, Basic Motion, Throw. Now, I’m going to take my Dashboard Control and move the arrow all the way over to left in a straight line like that. If the Dashboard didn’t open, before you automatically hit the head button up here.
And now, when I hit play, you’ll notice it scrolls across the screen and make sure it’s good straight, like so. Not too bad huh. I’m going to open up my Layers Tab, select my Group and I’m going to select Fix Resolution and I’m going to set it 920x600. That’s a good size for what we’re doing. It might not look like much of a difference right now, but it does make a difference trust me.
So now, I’m going to rename my Group text. I’m going to name it text. You always want to keep everything organized and with my text group selected, I’m going to go to Add Filter, Distortion, Sphere and as you see, that makes our text look like it is inside of a sphere and as I play it, it will rotate around and you set my Outpoints. So, that right there, not too bad so far.
I hope that you can see where I’m going with this. Now, the next thing I want to do is set to center of my sphere which will be 290. I’m going to bring it up to 290 and I will bring this one up to 190 and that puts our text over here in the corner of our canvass. Forget about our Radius. We want to set it our Radius to about 750 and that makes things a little bit bigger.
Now, I want to select my Text tab again, go into Filter, Stylize, Extrude. Boom that gives us a 3D look to our text, but we’re not finish. We need to go in here and set some of our parameters and we’re going to do that right now. So, let me pause this, so maybe you can get a good idea of what’s going on when I adjust this. Under Distance, I’m going to make it 75 which is how far the Extrude is. Clipping, I’m going to leave alone, back size I want to make 0.85 it makes it not as tall. Face brightness with 0.55. Front brightness 0.65 and back brightness 0.20.
Now, let me go back and play this and you can see what we got so far. As you can see, the lighting now it looks a little bit better. Now, we need a background. So, I’m going to deselect everything. Add a new layer and pull it down at the bottom, so it will be behind everything. Go over to my Libraries Tab and under Generators there is a Gradient. Now, take that Gradient and drag and drop it to my background. As you can see, that gives us the Gradient, but the Gradient ain’t really all of the great and we’re going to want to change the color of that Gradient.
So, in order to that, we’re going to have to go to our Inspectors Tab. Let select our Gradient, go to our Inspector Tab, under Generator, you’ll see the Gradient key. There’s a pop with the different kinds of preset Gradients. I want to use Sundown. I’m going to into my Gradient and I’m going to adjust the colors just a little bit here, and we’ll make it a little darker at the bottom, then at the top and up here maybe make it just a little bit darker, like that right there. As you can see, things are starting to come around a little bit.
Now, the properties of the text need to just a little bit more, I want to go back in to my Extrude. Click on the Inspector Tab under the Filters Tab. I’m going to adjust my properties a little more. I’m going to make the back brightness 0.85. I want to make the front brightness 0.45 and the Face brightness 0.75. That looks starting to look a little bit better.
So now, we’re going to change our Gradient, we don’t want the black and white Gradient. We’re going to change it to Sundown. As you can see, things are starting to look a little bit better. Let me adjust my Radius a little bit to about 645 for the Extrude. Remember, we’re working on the Extrude part of it right now.
Now, I’m going to go to back and select my Text tab which is right here. Go to the Text tab and the Inspector. Go to Style and I’m going to under Face color. I’m going to select fill with Gradient and I’m going to change it to Sundown. And as you can see, that looks a little bit better that what it did. Now, I want to change the outline, give it an outline and I will make here the Gradient and I want to make it Sundown. There, things are starting to shape up aren’t they guys, if you noticed.
Now, I’m going to go back to my Sphere Tab. Under the Filters, I'm going to adjust my Angle to about 330. That looks a little bit better. Now, we need to finesse it a little bit. I want to select my Text, go under the Text tab in the Inspector. Go down to the outline and I’m going to blur it a little bit and I will blur the width a little bit, blur it maybe one like that right there. I’m not going to go up here and blur the face to about four like that. These are real subtle changes and as you can see, I might even want to add a drop shadow and I’m going to blur it a little bit even.
So now, let me fit this to our Window and there we go guys check it out. There’s our 2D text into 3D text. Pretty fucking sweet if you ask me. That’s pretty good for 10 minutes worth of work. So, I hope you learned something from this guys and I’ll see you next time.