Final Cut Pro X Babbling

Marginally Better Basic 3D Title


I like the new 3D titles in FCP X, not for making ridiculous extruded atrocities, but for just a subtle touch. It can really make your text look better. The preset animations are pretty good too. Sometimes though, you want to do your own little moves, and the titles from Apple don’t have any keyframe-able scale or rotation parameters. Even the Inspector’s Video tab only has a single “Rotation” adjustment.

So… I made a copy of the Basic 3D Title, opened it in Motion, turned off the canned build in/out controls, and published Scale and Rotation XYZ parameters. For the heck of it I also published the Shear parameter. The Z scale parameter is kinda the same as 3D Depth, but I left it anyway…

You can do it yourself, but if you don’t feel like it, Click Here to download it. Hope it’s useful. And please do modify it and make it better! I really don’t know what i’m doing. 😉