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3D lighting in Apple Motion

Check out this short Apple Motion tutorial on how to create a floor that reflects light by using 3D lighting.
In Apple Motion you can create some cool 3D lighting effects.  

Learn how to take this shot, and turn it into this.

Drag a video clip from the file browser and drop it into the Canvas window.

This clip will eventually become the floor.

Right click within the clip object, and change its transform properties to 3D from within the contextual menu.

Press command 4 to bring forward the layers tab.

Within the layers tab right click on the group layer and change it to a 3D group.

Find a clip for the wall and drag it into the Canvas.

Within the Canvas window resize the clip a bit and place it at the top of the screen.

Now click on the clip object behind it.

Hold down the shift key and rotate the X rotation axis ring to 90 degrees.

Then grab the blue axis handle and pull your clip downward until you have a floor.

Go back to the layers tab and click on the 3D group.

Rotate the Y rotation axis handle for the 3D group within the canvas away from the camera.

In the layers tab, click on the layer for your floor.

Go ahead and stretch it out a bit to fill the screen.

To make this scene look cool, add a light by navigating to the object menu and select New light.

In the Canvas window you can now position your light.

Next, click on the floor object.

Click on the inspector tab at the top of the utility window.

Turn on the reflection parameter for the floor.

Then go ahead and adjust the blur amount.

Okay, that´s it!

For other great tips like this or to enroll in an Apple Motion training class, visit GeniusDV.com
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