Tip #963: Apple Updates Motion

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Tip #963: Apple Updates Motion

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Apple updates Motion to support 3D shapes and a faster way to creates borders.

The 3D Transform tool adjusting on of the new 3D models in Motion 5.4.9.

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Last week, Apple continued the evolutionary growth of Motion – to version 5.4.6 – along with updates for Final Cut Pro X and Compressor. While none of these features are revolutionary, all are useful and include:

  • Support for 3D models, along with 60 new 3D models in the Motion Library
  • Importing 3D models in the USDZ format.
  • A new Stroke filter which quickly outlines objects using an associated alpha channel

These free updates are accessed through the Mac App Store.


The 5.4.4 release of Motion also included:

  • Metal-based processing engine to improve playback, rendering, and compositing.
  • Creating 8K motion graphics by harnessing the power of multiple GPUs, up to 28 CPU cores, and Afterburner with Mac Pro (2019).
  • Ability to view stunning HDR titles and effects with Apple Pro Display XDR.

Here’s a link to learn more.

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