I received my copy of Apple Motion 2 a couple of weeks ago. I was fortunate enough to find one of the last remaining standalone versions of the application with a local Apple reseller.
I don’t think it’s a very good move by Apple to make Motion exclusively available as a part of the Final Cut Studio. Sure if you want / need the full suite you get good value for money. If your only interested in Motion or another single part of suite… you’ll be paying through the nose.
Anyway, as I’m just starting out with Motion I was looking around for some tutorials on the web. There’s a fantastic set of tutorials included with the application, but there’s more interesting, experimental stuff to be found elsewhere. Here’s a small list:
Creative Mac has a great set of Motion tutorials.
There’s some more over at Digitalmedianet.com by the same author (Dave Nagel).
I’m going to start with these… see where I end up. I’ll be posting my experiments right here.