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Apple Motion 5 Cookbook by Nick Harauz

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Using the Paint Stroke tool

Let's take a look at some of the basics the Paint tool has to offer. The Paint tool is located on the toolbar just to the right-hand side of the Pen tool. You can also select it by pressing the P key.

Getting ready

Launch Motion and choose a project with a Preset of Broadcast 720p and a Frame Rate of 29.97 with a Duration of 10 seconds. Press Shift + Z to fit the Canvas window. Press the T key or click on the T icon on the toolbar to select the Text tool and click somewhere close to the center of the Canvas. Type The Paint Tool and press the Esc key to exit the text entry mode. Use the dynamic guides to help center your text on the screen. Press the F7 key to show the HUD. Pick a font and size of your liking.

How to do ...

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