- Now in its second generation (and second year), Apple's Motion 2 is not a tremendous advancement over the first release. Version 2.0 includes performance tweaks, new integration features and several additions in the areas of effects, particles and behaviors. Nothing too major there. But Motion is a fantastic tool for DVD authors who want to create motion menus and video editors who need to create their own graphics, as well as motion graphics pros who want to use it as a powerful complement to their current suite of tools.Motion, of course, is not positioned as a replacement for any particular motion graphics package, and it is not, as some would have it, an " After Effects killer." For those who use After Effects , Motion is designed as a complementary tool. Priced lower than some large filter collections (much lower, in some cases), Motion offers a full range of 2D motion graphics creation capabilities, including about 200 effect and adjustment filters, a complete particle engine with 175 particle presets, generators, shapes, special behaviors for semi-automatic animation , animatable text, shapes and masks, audio playback in the timeline and more. On top of all of this, Motion is just plain fast, and has been since its first release. And version 2 is even faster, making it even more attractive.........................Read Full Review !!!!
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