Motion 5 - Soft Gradient

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Soft Gradient

The Soft Gradient generator creates a soft-edged, radial gradient. The gradient contains
an alpha channel so you can place the generator over another image in the project. You
can change and keyframe the color, size, and position of the Soft Gradient.

Default Soft Gradient generator

Modified Soft Gradient generator over image
(yellow radial gradient in upper-left corner)

Parameters in the Inspector


Sets the position of the center of the gradient.

You can also use the Adjust Item tool to modify this parameter with onscreen controls.
For more information, see

Editing Generators Using Onscreen Controls



Picks the color of the gradient. Click the disclosure triangle to display Red, Green,

and Blue sliders for more precise color selection.


Sets the radius of the gradient circle. Values range from 0 to 1000.

Publish OSC:

Selecting this checkbox ensures that if this generator is sent to Final Cut Pro X

as part of a template, the onscreen controls are accessible in Final Cut Pro. For more about
publishing onscreen controls and other parameters see

Creating Templates for

Final Cut Pro X


HUD Controls
The HUD contains the following controls: Color and Radius.


Chapter 18

Working with Generators