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Apple Motion 3 Tutorial, this video will focus on how to animate text on a path.
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Hey guys this is Emeek77 from FinalCutVideoSchool.com and I’ve had a lot of questions about text and putting on a path in motion. And it’s really simple and a lot you experience motion digital, have no problem with this. But a lot of new people who do motion would like to animate text in different ways. So let’s get the show, I want to show them how to do things on a path.
So the first thing we’re going to do is I’m going to get my text tool and type in some text. Now, we have our text in the canvas here and let’s go to our inspector. Now, under layout, under the text tab, under the layout button of the text tab the very first parameter is layout method. It’s on under type right now. You can go paragraph or path, select path and you won’t see anything right now, but if you select your text tool and then double click on the text, you will get this Bezier handles here, you can see. And with this, you can kind of drag them out real simple and you can use your Bezier handles to make it more rounded.
And now, we have our text here and all we have to do is go down to our path options and use our path offset and when we do that, you’ll see our path is all set, animates our text right around our path that we just made. If we want it on the inside of the path, we can click the inside path button and that will put on the inside of the path. Now, I’ll demonstrate that here in just a minute.
So now, let’s go up here to the path options and it says open spline. This is where it gets interesting. Now, remember you can do B-spline like this or you can do Bezier, like what we just had. So now have open spline, let’s go to close spline and you’ll see that that closes our shape. Let’s go back to Bezier, you will see that that closes our shape and when we mess our path offset, it goes around the outside and goes around the inside too and this kind of freaks people out sometimes. That’s because this is under real circle. If you wanted to do that, you go to your path shape again and select circle. This will turn into a circle. Now when we select our path offset, you can see it goes around. And if we select our inside path button, it puts it on the inside of our circle as you can see. And this is the circle radius, it makes it bigger and smaller.
You can animate your offset as you can see that goes on around like that. Then there is —what else? There director circle, there’s rectangle, which is really cool, you can have it animated around and key frame it and stuff. You can go on the inside or the outside, which is really up, what your animation is calling for. And there is wave, which is pretty self explanatory. There’s a lot more perimeters to play with under wave, you’ll just have to mess with them, there’s amplitude as you can see, you can go up and down and there’s frequency and of course there’s the path offset, like everything else.
So to animate that, I’d just park my play head on frame one, move it to what frame I wanted the animation to be along with to be because, say I want it to be 30 frames, I move it to frame 30 and then I use the path offset to animate it this way. And then set another key frame right here at frame 30. So I just turn on my record button and set key frames and that’s how it animates. Okay, now that’s the wave, here’s depthening too if you want to know what depthening does. Kind of a cool little effect. Okay, that’s wave.
Now, let’s look at geometry. Now what geometry does, will let you have your own source shape and I’m going to demonstrate this. So let’s go up to create and click on our mess tool, I mean our create shape tool and let’s go in here and create a shape like this. Now, open up here your project pane here, your layers and if you click off of it and then back on it, you’ll see flip it through down this shape.
Now, all you got to do is go back to your text and do a layout tab, drag that shape and then to that shape source, do our path offset. Our name goes along the path we just created. So let’s create, just delete that shape again and let’s create another one. We’ll have it come up here then we have it come back up around. We’ll make this one pretty elaborate in case you wanted to have an object, an arrow, a ball, something following a specific path. Now, we got our shape here as you can see. We can drag, go back and select our text again, go to the layout tab and drag our shape, the geometry shape source and now we animate our path offset. \Our name goes right along with it.
So that is how you animate text on a path, ladies and gentlemen. I know it’s pretty simple stuff but there are a lot of people just getting motion for the first time here and I wanted to just show specifically how to animate text on a path and these are several options. You are playing with them. See what you can up with. Thanks for watching. We’ll see you next time.