I would like to design in Motion and export as much information as I can to quartz composer. There I can use my motion to build on and to create an interactive experience. Do these two programs port to each other?
Yes and no.
Motion will only produce carefully thought out and well designed animated clips that you will use inside Quartz. If you understand how to use quartz Composer, you already understand what Motion can offer you.
This is form the Apple dev site:
Quartz Composer is a groundbreaking graphics development environment that allows you to explore the incredible power of the graphics stack of Mac OS X Tiger. With Quartz Composer, you can easily combine the capabilities of Cocoa, Quartz 2D, Core Image, OpenGL, and QuickTime, all using an approachable visual programming paradigm. Use Quartz Composer to prototype Core Image filters, build engaging screen savers, create custom user-interface widgets, make data-driven visual effects, and even perform live performance animations.
Perhaps I should simplify my question.
If I create a Motion File. Can I open it into quartz. Will that bring in
everything I did as patches? If so then I could manipulate it on the
deeper quartz composer level. This ultimately is what I want.
I'm a designer I want to design with a designers tool. I work with a
programmer that would like to take my work and integrate it with some
interactive stuff he is working on. Making this into a dynamic workflow
for both parties.
If Motion is my design interface, and quartz is his, and they work
together than we are in good shape. I'm trying to find out before
spending a lot of time and money learning Motion.