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Motion Library Content


Apple Motion has many pre-built objects, effects and other design elements, called content, that can be added to your Motion projects. This content ranges from a simple static background to more complex particle animations, such as the popular Bokeh. Letís browse through the Library Content section. As with Motion Behaviors, you can drag and drop several of these elements to create impressive effects.

You will find the Content section under the MotionR Library tab. The Sidebar contains a list of subcategories by type, with the first category containing all 1340+ items.

All - 1340+ items

Backgrounds - Here you will find static and animated backgrounds. The several Gradient Stage backgrounds are a nice starting point.

Drawings - These design elements are called Ornaments and are animations of ornate lines drawn on the Canvas.

Fauna -Animated ants, bee and birds

Flora - Animated flowers, branches and borders

Frames - Ornate frames with placeholder elements

Gadgets - Simple animated objects

Gauges - Moving graphics such as gears, blocks and disks

Images - Clock, pliers, maps, textures and more (some photorealistic)

Lines - Animated lines and shapes including banners with text placeholders that can be used as lower thirds

Miscellaneous - Bokeh and other light effects, clouds and cartoon splats

Particle Images - Animated and still images for particle systems, blurs, bats, rain drop, flames and more

Symbols - Language symbols and more which are animated as drawn on the Canvas

Template Media - Various design elements including .mov files and placeholders

Text Elements - Animated lower thirds, textured text and more

Vector Art - Fleur, bugs, frames, scrolls and more

Each of these design elements can be customized, including setting keyframes, to your needs in the HUD and Properties pane. Some can be transformed or scaled, as well as adding effects such as blend modes and drop shadows. You can also find metadata information about these elements in the Sidebar, such as type of file, color depth, file size and path to folder on your hard drive.

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