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Using Behaviors in Motion 3

One of the great things about Apple`s Motion 3 is its ease of use By David Basulto

One of the great things about Apple`s Motion 3, (part of Final Cut Studio 2), is its ease of use. You can create some great animations simply by adding Motion`s Behaviors, the program`s equivalent to Adobe After Effects` Expressions. At their basics, behaviors are great animations. Need a camera dolly move? Drag in the Dolly Behavior and off you go.

What would happen if you liked the defaults but really wanted to change a behavior? No problem. Just click on Object > Convert to Keyframes or Command K. This will create keyframes to all the behaviors in your object`s group. In the keyframe editor on the bottom you will see the keyframes complete with handles for you to manipulate. 

Lastly in the following video tutorial is a fix to a problem many of us have. Have you ever opened Motion and were unable to activate your Library or other panels? Let me show you how to fix that bug by trashing the preferences. Enjoy.

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David Basulto is an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. After 17 plus years, David is well versed in all aspects of filmmaking from development to distribution. He produces, directs, edits, and now is addicted to motion graphics and 3d. His last film, Death Clique is in Blockbusters nationwide. David is also the host of the In his spare time David is an avid gamer and can be found slaying monsters in the world of Vanguard. For more info visit
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