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  • Terry Maloney

    July 21, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Hello,   ????
    I use FCP X and Motion 5.
    I want to draw an object or import a small object like a basketball.
    The basketball will move from left to right across the screen.
    To emphasize the action I want a blurry trail in the shape of a basketball following the main object.  It will gradually fade out.   Then when I move from right to left, it makes a trail on the other side of the object.

    Sort of like in slow motion..
    What is a good effect that I could use?

    Thanks for your help.  

  • Brett Sherman

    July 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    You could move the ball around in FCP X using the position parameters or the free “Smooth Move” plug-in. Make a compound clip. Then apply to it a Motion Effect template using the “Trails” Effect. Publish all the parameters for use in FCP X. I think that would do what you want.

    Brett Sherman
    One Man Band (If it\’s video related I\’ll do it!)
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