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Tristan Hutchinson
Motion Graphics - Animating an Object
on Feb 7, 2010 at 3:35:27 pm

Hey everyone,

I am wanting to animate a shape/object in Motion 3 and am looking for any help on the following:

I want to create a box that rotates 180 degrees, as if it is a signal sign that snaps up - any ideas?

Also looking for help/suggestions/tutorials on creating a shape that can swing as if on hinges, similar to that found in the intro of stranger than fiction....

Any help greatly appreciated

Thanks.
Tris.


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion Graphics - Animating an Object
on Feb 7, 2010 at 5:27:51 pm

To make a layer swing on it's edge, you first move its anchor point to the edge, then animate it with behaviors or keyframes.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Tristan Hutchinson
Re: Motion Graphics - Animating an Object
on Feb 8, 2010 at 1:43:58 pm

Mark,

Thanks for your reply. I have moved the anchor point and am using keyframes but its proving impossible to get it natural looking. Could you give me any advice?

As mentioned previously, i am after an effect similar to that on Stranger than Fiction, where objects and text appear to swing naturally.

Any help would be greatly received!
Thanks.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Motion Graphics - Animating an Object
on Feb 8, 2010 at 3:30:54 pm

It probably looks un-natural because it is not easing in and out of the rotation. Select your object in the timeline and then go to the Keyframe Editor. Select the Keyframes and right click on one and choose Interpolation - Bezier. Hope this helps and best of luck.




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Utah Video Productions

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Tristan Hutchinson
Re: Motion Graphics - Animating an Object
on Feb 10, 2010 at 11:44:01 am

That worked a charm - thank you!!!

Tris.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Motion Graphics - Animating an Object
on Feb 10, 2010 at 9:02:00 pm

I'm happy to help.




Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

Check out my Motion Training DVD

Check out my Motion Tutorials


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