Now you can use 3D models directly in Final Cut Pro with Coremelt's ModelX. We also have a coupon code for money off!
Editing is all about timing, it could be the delivery of dialogue or matching elements to music. The key here is to be able to move or trim items in respect to each other to get the desired pace, impact or emotion. And that's not really what motion graphics programs are good at, that's what an NLE is for.
So why not just run everything through Motion? Well, you might want to do something simple like add a product in a pack shot such as a bottle with a custom label, or create a 3D environment to provide a backdrop for text. Things that would be a lot easier to tweak and time in FCP.
So we were interested in Coremelt's new $99 product ModelX which allows the use of 3d models directly in Final Cut Pro without having to bounce them through Motion first.
Roger from Coremelt explains why his company developed ModelX:
"We applaud Apple for adding support for loading 3D models into Motion but felt there was room to take the functionality further, and also to allow those to use these features directly in FCP without going into motion. Of course there are other solutions but we think we've found a trade off between features and simplicity that makes this easy for anyone to pick up and use. This is only the start we have some interesting new functionality coming to ModelX in updates"
The product was released last week and has just had a tweak to fix a few bugs. Developing such an intricate plugin that works in a host application is difficult, especially when there are now two flavours of silicon to negotiate.
Roger has very kindly given us a 30% discount coupon code to share MODELXFCPCO which is valid until 18th October 2021.
So what can you achieve with ModelX? Take a look a this video from Jake Carvey. 'Non-Synthetic Tokens' is a retro 80s rocking chilled exploration through 3D spaces. Created entirely in CoreMelt ModelX and FCP.