This is an improved version of Apple’s built in Cube Spin transition.
This video shows the improved options:
The first part of the controls provide extra options:
The second part gives you control of how the spin effect is applied. You can display a graph showing how the spin value ranges from 1 to 0 – with 1 at the start of the transition, 0 at the end. Bezier control points define the shape of the curve between 1 an 0:
This graph shows how Final Cut’s built in ‘Cube Spin’ transitions from 1 to 0 – a uniform slope:
The default graph for the ‘Cube Spin – Alex4D’ transition starts and finishes gradually:
The bezier control points can be modified so the transition starts slowly and finishes quickly:
Or so that the cube spins quickly initially (the graph starts very steeply), then slows down as the transition finishes:
This is the graph of the transition shown in the video where the cube spins forwards, backwards and forwards again:
You can also set different border thicknesses and colours for the outgoing and incoming clips:
To use this plugin, download the ZIP document, copy the ‘Cube Spin – Alex4D.fcfcc’ file to
Your Startup HD/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Pro System Support/Plugins
(Your Startup HD/Users/your name/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Express Support/Plugins for Final Cut Express users)
‘Cube Spin – Alex4D’ will appear in the ’3D Simulation’ video transition category.