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Wayne Carey
Pre-canned effects like LiveType
on Sep 25, 2007 at 4:40:20 pm

Yeah... I know.... I should just make them as I need them. Some of you here already know me from other forums like the FCP forum.

As you know, our business is one of time and most of the time I don't have the time to create something from scratch. Motion 3 makes the user do just that. I have lots of stuff that was created in LiveType that I now have the time to convert but the cheesy pre-canned effects aren't in Motion 3. Where can I find some plugins or pre-canned effects for Motion 3?

Again.... I know, I should be doing this.... BUT, is there some magic file converter that can convert LiveType files into Motion files?

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Noah Kadner
Re: Pre-canned effects like LiveType
on Sep 26, 2007 at 6:57:57 am

You get all of the LiveType fonts plus oddles of prebuilt templates with Motion. LiveType projects are not compatible with Motion though.

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Garth Annetts
Re: Pre-canned effects like LiveType
on Sep 27, 2007 at 9:04:12 am

Hi Wayne
I have also been on the lookout for the same.
Live Type certainly has some fine effects (especially used in combo) not available in Motion's offering. Presently I bring Live Type compositions into FCP often laying them over Motion exports. It would be a great help if one had all of the live Type effects in Motion - for simple but effective jobs, time is of the essence. Anybody out there with some good ideas?
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Burt Hazard
Re: Pre-canned effects like LiveType
on Sep 27, 2007 at 8:52:00 pm

This place offers Motion template DVDs: http://www.motionvfx.com/
I don't know anything about the quality of the products, I've just seen them advertised.

But Noah's right, of course, not only are there templates and themes in Motion 3, but in the Content folders there are literally hundreds of pre-done graphical elements ranging from stills, to animated graphics, frames, lower third color bars ("straps"), particle cell elements, arrows flying through 3D space, backgrounds, literally a plethora of stuff to get you started, just like the "plethora of pinatas" from THREE AMIGOS! :)


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Garth Annetts
Re: Pre-canned effects like LiveType
on Sep 27, 2007 at 9:16:07 pm

Yes there is great amount of content in Motion and one can add the Wondertouch Emitters and the Noise Industries (and partners) generators and plugins. However what I was specifically addressing, with regards to my needs, were many of the text effects that are available in LiveType and NOT in Motion.

If one is doing conference openers and such like, filling up a six to eight minute time lines with animated composites changing every eight to 12 seconds, one needs all the help one can get to stay within a budget time wise. As Burt says, Motion offers pre-done objects which are fantastic and aid productivity no end - I just wish that I could pull over some more of LT's Text effects so that I could continue to work with them as editable text in Motion.

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Wayne Carey
Re: Pre-canned effects like LiveType
on Sep 28, 2007 at 1:30:05 pm

Finally!

Someone understand what I am talking about. Motion does have lots of fine effects and emitters. But some of the pre-canned effects in Livetype were pretty cool and very easy to use.

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