Get a 3D rendered scene into Final Cut Pro from Cinema 4D with Drop Zones? Izzyvideo shows you how.
The ability to import 3D models in to Motion was a welcome addition to its functionality. The problem is though once imported, you can't animate them or use the really nice features in Motion like lights and depth of field.
So to make a large project with 3D objects, third party apps can be used by rendering out a flat movie file and then incorporating drop zones into the scene.
This is exactly what Izzy from the YouTube channel IzzyVideo has done. He's starts off in Cinema 4D, goes through Blender, then Motion and gets the final result into Final Cut Pro. With Drop Zones of course.
If you are wondering how Izzy gets the keyframed drop zones into Motion (Which he doesn't really mention in the video above), then Deyson with the tutorial below can probably help. Worth a watch as his example is pretty cool.
With the two caveats of 1) The video is slightly old and 2) We haven't done it ourself, he has the answer with a custom script.
More information on the Blender to Apple Motion process here.
Thank you to both Izzy and Deyson, the process unlocks many different creative possibilities.
Just when we were gong to hit the publish button, we spotted this newer tutorial from Indigo Film School that might also help. No drop zones, but it does show how to use Apple's Reality Converter to make USDZ models for Motion.