Can you take a look at it for me. It's at USA Network's In Plain Sight area and let me know. I'm looking for the exact location right now and will send it to you. In the mean time, I'm old to FCP but new to Motion. Can you quote me a price for your tutorial and give me a quote for doing an similar intro for a series I'm doing?
The opening still fragments and a piece of that original in incorporated into the second still which has a piece of it separate and go into a third and so on until the final still explodes into a hundred different retreating still fragments.
I'm familiar with the open. The images don't rotate, but they do slide. The majority of the open can be done in either program as it's not difficult, only elegant. The final reveal is different and was probably done using a plug-in of some sort.
However, you can approximate it with the particle emitter and whole ton of pictures.
If I had to guess, I would say that the open was built with AE since Motion has fairly low market penetration with this sort of thing. But I'd say Motion can do it as well.