Create a Cast Shadow from a Chroma-key Using Threshold in Apple Motion [v]

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[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar: “Advanced Techniques in Apple Motion 5.5” which is available as a download in our store, or as part of our Video Training Library.]


Explore the capability of Apple Motion for your projects in more depth. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan illustrates how to create a simple chroma-key, then create a cast shadow from that key and place it onto an animated background using Apple Motion.

NOTE: There is a better way to create a cast shadow using lights. See a demo here.


Create a Chroma-key with Cast Shadow in Apple Motion

TRT: 5:47 — MPEG-4 HD movie


This is the second of four sessions covering Apple Motion 5.5:

  1. Introduction to Apple Motion 5.5
  2. Advanced Techniques of Apple Motion 5.5
  3. Lighting Techniques of Apple Motion 5.5
  4. Cameras & Sets in Apple Motion 5.5 (coming soon)


Last week, in Webinar 304, we presented an introduction to Apple Motion 5.5 by creating four different projects to illustrate how to use basic tools in Motion. This week, Larry Jordan illustrates more advanced features of Motion by creating four different projects:

As we create these projects, you’ll also learn:

This session unlocks the creative tools you need to design visually compelling, moving elements using Apple Motion. Plus, this stuff is fun!


This is an intermediate-level session. Some knowledge of Motion will be helpful. You don’t need to own Motion to watch this training.

Visit our website to see lots more video training in our store.

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