Create specialized versions of generators in Motion

Many of the generators were created using Motion, an Apple application designed to work with Final Cut Pro. To further customize the generators, you can open them in Motion, make modifications, and save the changes as a new file that appears in the Generators Browser.

Important: The following steps require you to have Motion 5 installed on your computer.

Modify a generator or background in Motion

  1. Open the Generators Browser by clicking the Generators button in the toolbar.

    Generators button in toolbar
  2. In the Generators Browser, Control-click a thumbnail, and choose “Open a copy in Motion” from the shortcut menu.

    Motion opens and the clip’s project appears.

  3. Modify the clip’s project.

    For more information, see Motion Help.

  4. Choose File > Save As (or press Shift-Command-S), enter a name for this new generator, and click Save.

    Note: If you choose File > Save, the generator is saved using the same name with “copy” appended to its end.