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chris Burke
How do I import text into a Motion project
on Dec 3, 2006 at 6:52:16 pm

Hi,


I am doing the cast and crew credits for a short. I did the basic layout in an external text editor. Now how do I get it in? I exported the text as a text file, but Motion doesn't seem to recognize it. The main reason I did it this way was that I can not figure out how to do the exact sort of layout I want, within Motion. I don't want all that much, just column down the middle where the two columns of text meet evenly. You see it all the time. Can't figure that out in Motion, so I did it in Appleworks and want to bring that in. Any help is appreciated.

thanks
Chris



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Jim Kanter
Re: How do I import text into a Motion project
on Dec 5, 2006 at 1:29:34 am

The traditional way is to build the text in Motion as 2 objects, one right-aligned (for the left column) and the other left-aligned (for the right column).

Next both elements in a new layer and line them up so they match with the correct text on each line, then animate the roll by animating the master layer.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
http://www.dfilminst.com


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