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Apple Motion 5 Cookbook by Nick Harauz

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Launching and customizing a template

One of my favorite things to do when I first started learning Motion was to open some of the templates the application shipped with and try to figure out how it was created. This gave me a real feel for the inner workings of Motion and the possibilities! Let's open one of Motion 5's templates and customize some of the features.

How to do it...

  1. Launch Motion from the Dock or the Applications folder.
  2. From the left-hand side of the Project Browser, choose the Skyline template folder.
  3. Select the Skyline Menu project, and from the bottom-right hand side, choose Open a copy.
  4. Press Shift + Z in the Canvas window to fit the project and press the Space bar to play it back.
  5. The project starts off with a radial background ...

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