Motion Projects Gallery – 3D
by Fox Mahoney. All models created and rendered in Apple Motion
A collection of over 60 3D models created in Apple Motion 5. Most models required creating a custom font for the shapes. Most shape fonts are simple shapes, like circles, squares, rectangles, etc. These can be easily created in any vector art application that saves the artwork as SVG files. SVG files can be uploaded to online font conversion sites like IcoMoon.io/app. For more intricate fonts, I personally prefer to use fontographer. I’ve been a font maker for nigh on 30 years. Some models can be created with simple characters selected from the unicode character set. Think of how many models can be made with a simple circle shape or bullet character! The pushpin model, reflective globes, a chess set pawn, the LP record, the hourglass, the lightsaber, the Motion icon, an epee sword, the lava lamp, the martini, the magnifying glass, the screw (and/or nails), the microphone, and the i heart motion button. This gallery is only a partial representation of all that is possible in Motion.
What makes Motion a great modeller? It’s Motion. Everything is exactly as you’re used to using the application. Adding sophisticated lighting and textures is extremely easy. Of course, all the animation and camera tools works exactly as they always have. Behaviors works as they always have. Emitters and Replicators “respect” the 3d-ness of an object and all that that entails. Motion is a wonderful environment for developing 3D models. It is the easiest 3D application I have ever used and I’ve tried almost all of them. Think how great it is to be able to directly add these items to your video projects in Final Cut Pro without having to go through the trouble or expense of anything from adobe!