Tutorial created by Jonathan Fowler from jonathan-fowler.com
This tutorial gives step-by-step instructions on using Photoshop and Apple Motion to create the "The Kid Stays in the Picture" effect. The name of the effect is from the documentary film that extensively applies this motion graphic to still images. Essentially a still image is separated into layers which are moved along the z-axis. Movement is introduced via animation... adding depth and giving the impression of 3D to the still (the effect sometimes referred to as 2.5D).
This is an introductory tutorial in using layers in Apple's Motion 4. It covers the differences between using layers in 2D vs 3D environments. It discusses layer order verses layer visual position and how they relate to each other. Discussions about the considerations to mixing 2D and 3D layer groups and how they affect each other are covered.
This is a tutorial to explain how 3D space works in Apple's Motion 4. It covers the general viewing of objects in World, Local and view coordinate space and how to manipulate objects and cameras within 3D space.