Seems I answered this same question somewhere recently. Anyway, most of what is in the plugin package for FCPX already exists in FCPX, or can be really easily made in Motion as an FCPX template. And a lot of it is just eye candy, not that useful.
If you need to bring 3D objects into FCPX or Motion, go with mObject. All the HitFilm package gives you an a 3D extrusion, which you an do in Motion via one of several techniques anyway. mObject will give you real 3D text. 3D text in this is mObject.
And for $299 get mObject, SliceX, TrackX, and a Motion tutorial, with cash left over. Much more bang for your buck.
I have Motion 5 and I haven't found any proper learning tools for Motion5 for the very beginner. I've looked purchased a few Ripple Training videos for Motion 5 but it looks like they just jump into the middle of only one type of usage for Motion 5. I would like to find lessons that tell me what each function maybe used for. Ripple Training, as well as you, have done wonders in delivering lessons for FCPX that explain in full the function within FCPX, but there isn't much of this kind of training for Motion 5.
What I am looking for is training for the VERY beginner in motion graphics.... like me!
If Ripple Training's "Getting Started in Motion 5" doesn't help you, then Motion may be beyond what you can do. Seriously, it isn't that hard to learn. I've been teaching it for a decade or more, and the basics are pretty easy. If you don't have that specific course from Ripple Training, you should get it.
I do believe that Motion 5 isn't hard to learn. Hmm, Maybe I am just afraid of it because of all the terms used and adjustment that can be made. Yes, I have "Getting Started in Motion 5" and I understand everything taught in it. I do get it! I guess my problem is the visualization of starting a project. I think someone has to be in a different state of mind to see how Motion 5 can be used to do many things. I don't have this problem with FCPX because I can see where my cuts are going related to the timeline.
I don't like to fail so I will have to learn this dam thing!!! Damm it!
I tried to learn Motion many times over the years, with version 4 I was able to produce animations that clients were happy with, but for a long time I wasn't good enough to have a plan that they could sign off. I just played around until I got an interesting result.
The version 5 update unlocked Motion for me. Making effects, titles and generators for Final Cut is a good way of learning how to create relatively simple timelines. Once you get to know Motion features you want to export to Final Cut, you'll be more confident in using them in motion graphics-based animated projects.
I don't work for Kinemac, but I can tell you it works great. I have used to for numerous basic 3d logos and various 3d titles. It has a little bit of a learning curve, but once you figure it out it works great. It is not integrated inside fcpx, but it works fine as a stand alone.
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