Block Party lets you transition between clips through a 3D animation that mixes particles and lighting. 50 built-in presets give you an instant taste for its features and a starting point for customization.
• GPU acceleration: extensive use of Metal graphics technology means setup and rendering happen in real time. Is my Mac ready for Metal?
• No keyframes required: customize the transition through its parameters and let the plugin figure out how each change affects the animation. Time not spent adding and tweaking keyframes is time saved!
• Advanced camera settings: enable motion blur for smoother, more realistic results. Add depth of field blurring when blocks fly towards or away from the viewer. Adjust the virtual camera’s field of view to create the most pleasant geometry for the given parameters.
Click the transitions icon to browse all video transitions available in Final Cut Pro X. Select the Block Party category and drag the desired effect in between two clips on your timeline:
Position your playhead over the transition and select the Block Party clip on the timeline to display its parameters:
Switch to the Effects tab and scroll down to reveal the Video Transitions folder. Drag the Block Party transition from the Block Party sub-category in between two clips on your timeline:
Click on the Block Party transition on the timeline to display its parameters in the inspector:
Select an existing layer in your timeline to be the outgoing clip. Click the Filters icon, and select the Block Party effect from the Block Party category to add it to your timeline:
To specify the incoming clip, assign another layer or media to the Transition Layer drop zone, found in the parameters inspector.
Select an existing layer to be the outgoing clip. Choose one of the transitions from the Effects > menu.
To specify the incoming clip, select one of the other layers in your timeline through the Transition Layer popup menu, found in the parameters inspector.