June 6, 2009

Fake 3D + Drop Shadow Tutorial Movie

Zak Peric has released "Green Grass" video tutorial where he uses Fake 3D and Drop Shadow filters from my Tapio's FxPack in Apple Motion. Big thanks to Zak for this!

Zak Peric is a freelance artist and lecturer teaching for Creative Computing at Tower Hamlets College and London College of Communication. You should definitely check Zak's great tutorials from his website http://embryo.me.uk/ to learn some great tips and tricks from Apple Motion.

June 1, 2009

Tapio's FxPack 1.1

Just added Light Sweep filter to my Fxpack. I know it's overused but I still missed it from After Effects so I created my own to use in Motion and Final Cut Pro. Hope you find it useful.

Fake 3D (host: Motion, After Effects)
Works by replicating object in Z-space. You can get similar effect in Motion with replicator but this one renders faster and is easier to control.

Light Sweep (host: Motion, Final Cut Pro)
Generates light sweep and highlighs edges based on alpha channel. Quite similar to After Effects Light Sweep filter.

Drop Shadow (host: Motion, Final Cut Pro)
I mainly made this for Final Cut Pro because FCP's own drop shadow has some terrible artifacts when you add it to video with alpha channel and have fields enabled in your sequence. This is standard filter so you can add multiple copies of it to clip. It also has "shadow only" option.

Numbers (host: Motion)
Generate counting/random numbers in Motion. Very similar to After Effects Numbers filter.

Grow Bounds (host: Motion)
Lets you grow bounds of individual layer inside Motion.

Download Tapio's FxPack 1.1 here.

Registered version of FxFactory Pro 2.0.5, Mac OS X 10.5.5 and Apple Motion 3 required. This is total freeware and was made as hobby. So there might be some bugs. Use at your own risk.