The third dimension in Apple’s Motion – and beyond

apple motion 3D tutorial

In this tutorial from Motion guru Fox Mahoney, he takes a deep look into the advanced 3D features using fonts in the application. This is pushing Motion’s 3D capabilities to the limit.

In this installment, you will be creating an animation on a 3D surface. This project will demonstrate a different way to manipulate the Front and Back Edge “sizes” of a 3D Text object, using Multiple materials, create animated “textures”, touch on specular images for the custom “finish”,  using a custom bump map, and animating the environment to achieve an interesting special lighting effect.

See the tutorial here: http://www.fcp.co/motion/tutorials-for-apple-motion/1829-free-tutorial-the-third-dimension-in-apple-s-motion-and-beyond

 

 

New SUGARfx Epicenter for FCPX

SUGARfx Epicenter offers a clean and dynamic design to compliment your video with animated title elements, special transitions, lower thirds, and more.

Capture your audience with style.

When you need to add great looking graphics package to complement the full potential of your piece, choose Epicenter.

Epicenter is a complete theme and template that behaves like a plugin, thanks to the multiple options, multiple elements and multiple palettes it provides. It offers a clean and dynamic design, making it the perfect tool to grab your audience’s attention with grace and style.

Available for Final Cut Pro X.  This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download on Toolfarm.com).

Epicenter is a Broadcast Design theme.

Epicenter includes a set of 19 elements to enhance the look and feel of your project.  Choose from animated title elements and special transitions, to lower thirds, chapter titles and specific broadcast elements.

Learn More | Buy Epicenter from Toolfarm.com

CoreMelt 3 Day Sale – Going on now!

coremelt 3 day sale

For 3 days only, save 30% on the CoreMelt Everything bundle and the SliceX / TrackX / DriveX bundle.  Now through Friday, July 29, 2016.

CoreMelt Everything Bundle

Over 220 plug-ins in the V2 Plugin Set, plus the full power of our TrackX and SliceX powered by mocha products plus the Lock and Load Stabilizer and DriveX. Get all the power you need for the most demanding projects. Plus receive LUTx for free.

Reg: $299.00  Sale: $209.30   Buy Now at Toolfarm

 

SliceX + TrackX + DriveX Bundle

Track masks, layers, 3D text, particles, and more inside FCPX!  The SliceX / TrackX / DriveX bundle gives you three powerful tools for using Academy Award winning mocha tracking directly on the timeline in FCP X.

Reg: $199.00  Sale: $139.30   Buy Now at Toolfarm

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Migrating Timelines To FCPX

roundtrip timelines

Caleb Ward at Premium Beat explains the best way to round trip timelines between video editing applications utilizing AAF and XML files.

In an ideal world you would be able to open any video editing project file in any program, but it’s not that simple. Each video editing application has it’s own set of tools, workflow and effects, so the round tripping process is somewhat convoluted. This is where AAF and XML files come into play.

AAF and XML files are designed to help migrate sequences between video editing apps. They make it possible to go from FCPX to Resolve to Avid to Premiere and anything in-between. However, there is a specific workflow that should be followed for each migration to ensure success. In the following post we will take a step-by-step look at the migration process between the big 4 editing softwares: Avid, Premiere, Resolve, and FCPX.

Click here to read the full article.

Sale: Save 25% on Red Giant Magic Tools TODAY at Toolfarm, July 19!

Sale: Save 25% on Red Giant Magic Tools TODAY at Toolfarm, July 19!

It’s a party! Today ,Tuesday, July 19th, marks the 5 year anniversary of Red Giant Films. What better way to celebrate than with a 25% off sale on all Magic Bullet Suite Products! Sale starts at 8am PDT.

Magic Bullet SuiteGet 25% off Magic Bullet Suite and all individual Magic Bullet products at Toolfarm

Magic Bullet Suite, Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista III, Cosmo, Denoiser II, Magic Bullet Film, and Mojo.
This includes academic versions and upgrades. Perpetual licenses only.

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Sale Starts: Tuesday, 7/19/16 at 08:00 AM PDT.
Sales ends: Wednesday, 7/20/16 at 08:00 AM PDT.

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Download a free demo of Red Giant Magic Bullet Products and try them out today!

LUTs and LUT Freebies

LUTs and LUT Freebies

What is a LUT?

LUT is short for Look Up Tables. It is a lot like a multiplication table that allow users to apply color grade presets to your footage. Wolfcrow has a great explanation of what exactly it is. Read it here: What is a LUT (Look-Up Table)?

This is a cute little video and explains it all better than I can.

What Is A LUT? Explained with Cats. from Ground Control on Vimeo.

CoreMelt LUTx (free LUTx with CoreMelt’s Everything Bundle!)

CoreMelt LUTx is the most powerful LUT solution for Final Cut Pro X. Color Look Up Tables (LUTs) allow you to apply preset color grades by professional colorists easily on your own footage.

The Bundle contains two LUT collections, Feature Film looks and Beauty, Fashion, Food Looks. Plus, get LUTx for free when you purchase the CoreMelt Everything Bundle!

LUTx can also load standard LUT cube or dat files in 1D or 3D format, such as ones created in Da Vinci Resolve, Adobe SpeedGrade or LUTs contained in dozens of commercial LUT packages on the internet.

LUT Collections:

Feature Film Looks
40 Feature Film looks designed by feature film colorist Shane Bartley in our first LUT collection. Unique features include the ability to create subtle looks by lowering the intensity of the LUT in shadows, midtones, and highlights, custom intuitive sliders, real-time previews of LUTs in our LUT browser and real-time wipe preview.

Learn More about CoreMelt LUTx Bundle (Feature Film Looks +  Beauty Fashion Food): Reg: $55

Beauty Fashion Food (NEW!)

30 looks designed by experienced colorist Shane Bartley These looks emulate popular styles from fashion and beauty photography, from timeless styles to recent trends.

The Food LUT’s will enhance the vividness of any food and beverage footage, giving clean and crisp images. Purchasing LUTx Beauty Fashion Food Collection gives you a download link with all the Beauty Fashion Food look LUTs in standard cube format so you can also use them in Premiere Pro, Resolve, After Effects or Photoshop.

Free LUTs and LUT Tools

FCPXFREE.com LUTs for use with Coremelt LUT

FCPXFree.com LUTs
FCPXFree.com LUTs

FCPXFree.com has many free Look Up Tables (LUTs) for use with CoreMelt LUTx, to get the professional finish you are looking for.

Look up tables let you apply color correction looks created by professional colorists onto your footage inside FCP X, or you can apply Camera LUTs which convert from LOG to rec709 (video) color space. These cannot be loaded directly into FCP X. You need a LUT loader plug-in, the two free templates in CoreMelt LUTx will allow you to load and apply these LUTs.

Check out the collection here.
Red Giant LUT Buddy

Red Giant LUT Buddy

LUT Buddy was created with the professional colorist in mind. In fact, the product came directly out of the film work of Stu Maschwitz, the Creative Director for many of our products. LUT Buddy runs in popular editors like After Effects and FCP, and shares its values beautifully with our new BulletProof application. Get LUT Buddy as part of Shooter Suite or Color Suite, but you can download it by itself too.

Get it for free at Toolfarm.

MLUT Plug-in

Achieve cinematic looks with ease with MLUT. MLUT is a professional 3D LUT loading tool for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 from MotionVFX. It allows you to collect, use and manage your LUT files, all in one place.
Import your own .cube files or use our packs from MotionVFX. There are five free LUTs included too!

Download MLUT here

More Free LUTs

  • Ground Control Color – These LUTs have versions that will work in just about any color app. Perhaps they’ll work in your application.

Coremelt DriveX Callouts

DriveX Callouts are 10 Stylish animated titles to bring attention to an area of the shot of special interest.

As part of the new update to DriveX, Coremelt has added Callouts: minimal templates with simple elegant style.

The update is free to existing customers.

Learn more

DriveX – Track Text Callouts in Final Cut Pro X, sample of new templates in free update. from CoreMelt on Vimeo.

osmFCPX AddMotion – Move, Pop, Swing without keyframes

osmFCPX AddMotion – Move, Pop, Swing without keyframes

Move, pop, & swing your text, graphics or media with AddMotion. Create subtle or dynamic looks that are uniquely your own. Without leaving Final Cut. Without keyframes. Without headaches.

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).

This product works exclusively in Final Cut Pro.

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idustrial Revolution XEffects Social Media – $49 Intro Price

idustrial Revolution XEffects Social Media – $49 Intro Price

Over thirty professionally designed templates for Final Cut Pro X that emulate popular social media posts and webpages. Get it now at Toolfarm for $49 (Reg: $99) through July 31st 2016.

Templates include all the elements for single posts or webpage construction of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Vine accounts. All the information, avatars, text and of course images or video for the drop zones are all customizable. All elements are built with vectors – zoom into the GUI as close as you like.

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Toolfarm Flash Sale: Save 10% Storewide – Monday, July 4th Only!

Toolfarm Flash Sale: Save 10% Storewide – Monday, July 4th Only!

Storewide Flash Sale at Toolfarm! 24 Hours Only, Monday, July 4, 2016 (PST). Set your calendar, clock, sticky note and FitBit reminders now!

Now’s your chance to save big – 10% on ALL products at Toolfarm.com, including upgrades, and items already on sale! Save on Video Copilot, Red Giant, Trapcode, GenArts, Zaxwerks, MAXON and More!

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