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Plugin Review: Motype Is Worth All The Hype

November 11th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Yanobox the creators of Motype have created a text animation plugin that works in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Final Cut Express. Motype is powered by Fxfactory Pro. So it is essential to download FxFactory for free in order to use the plugin.

For all the editors in the world that have a difficult time creating titles, Motype is your answer. By just using the 26 presets available you have a wealth of creativity at your finger tips without doing any work.

There is a slight learning curve in using the plugin, but that is easily taken care of when you select the help button in the control panel. It is simply laid out and I highly suggest playing around with it for a couple of hours to understand exactly what you can do with it.

Product Demo

Yanobox Motype from yanomano on Vimeo.

Usability
If you are familiar with working in Final Cut Pro than this is plugin is as simple as working with any filter. The only thing that may slow you down is the choice of options in making your titles. With time, you will get a grasp of what you can do with this awesome plugin.

Plugin Tutorial

Product Review: MoType Plugin for Final Cut Pro from Andy Coon on Vimeo.

Price
At $99 this plugin is a great deal. Go ahead download FxFactory Pro and Motype and try it free for 15 days.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jeron Moore // May 25, 2009 at 4:52 am

    This… looks kick ass.

  • 2 jcl // Nov 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    This plug-in is not user friendly. No instruction manual, no pdf, etc. Just a link that describes what the plug-in is supposed to do.

    I don’t have an alternative plug-in I recommend as of yet, but if you’re using After Effects, stay away from this plug-in

  • 3 Andy Coon // Nov 23, 2009 at 12:03 am

    JCL,

    did you check out the left sidebar? It gives you more details about what each parameter does. I got the gist.

    Deconstruct the presets and play with it, pretty cool titles. The only thing I don’t like is you can’t layer the titles with the same effect you have to create a new file to add on to the title.

  • 4 JM // Aug 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    You can access the manual clicking on the Motype banner at the Top of the plugin !

  • 5 Dudeman // Feb 18, 2011 at 12:22 am

    HAHAHA , HILARIOUS the way you said PEACE at the end

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