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Motion for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Mark Spencer

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Chapter 1. Before You Begin

Okay, I know you are chomping at the bit, just hankering to jump into behaviors and particles and filters. But hold on! Let’s cover a few basics first so that you’ll be sure to have the best possible experience as you step into the amazing world that is Motion.

This chapter covers the nitty-gritty of system requirements and real-time performance; walks you through installing and launching Motion for the first time; and touches on Motion’s integration with other Apple Pro applications that you may be using as part of your overall workflow.

System Requirements

First, the hard fact: Motion takes some serious hardware muscle to perform its magic. It was designed to take advantage of Apple’s dual G5 processors, lots of RAM, ...

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