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taeloe
Bounding Text Box
on Jan 24, 2007 at 12:52:07 am

Hello All,
So this is pretty basic. I need to make the bounding text box wider and taller with out distorting the text or making the text larger, just the box. I have a behavior that streches the text beyond the text box borders, you would think that the box would automatically compensate for the effect so that it wouldn't cut off parts of the text.... but it doesn't. Any help on this would be great.

Thanks
Taylor


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Arniepix
Re: Bounding Text Box
on Jan 24, 2007 at 4:40:04 am

Apply the behavior to the layer the text is in, not the text itself.

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Taeloe
Re: Bounding Text Box
on Jan 24, 2007 at 8:08:42 am

Sorry, I should mention that when I made the text layer and put the behavior on it the effect went outside of the bounding box, but when I put other layers above or below the text, the effect is then cut off by the bounding box, either it's a bug or you're not able to make other layers without messing up text effect. Any insight?

Taylor


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Martin Baker
Re: Bounding Text Box
on Jan 24, 2007 at 9:42:41 am

Is the behaviour applied to the text object itself or the layer that contains the text object?

Martin
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Gabriele de Simone
Re: Bounding Text Box
on Jan 29, 2007 at 5:06:16 pm

If I understand your problem correctly, it is addressed by the "Add Margin" filter. It's a plug-in designed specifically to solve this limitation in Motion. It simply takes your input, and lets you add a margin around it so that whatever additional effects you apply to the image don't get clipped (you essentially make the bounding box as large as it needs to be).
Here's the before and after:

http://www.noiseindustries.com/fxfactory/images/motionpack/256/add_margin_b...

http://www.noiseindustries.com/fxfactory/images/motionpack/256/add_margin_a...

The plug-in in question is part of our FxFactory Motion Pack (http://www.noiseindustries.com/fxfactory ). May be worth your time to check it out, it you do this sort of thing often enough to justify the purchase...

Gabe
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Arniepix
Re: Bounding Text Box
on Jan 30, 2007 at 8:10:02 pm

OK, I just came accross this same problem myself. The answer is to apply the effects to the layer that contains the type itself, but then you need to make that layer fixed resolution, with the dimensions being larger than the text. Easiest is to simply make the layer the same size as the comp.

Agian:
1- Apply the glow/blur/whatever not to the text but to the layer holding the text.
2- Make that layer "Fixed Resolution" (in the layers tab), and make the layer size bigger than the text.


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