I want to add a denouement at the end of a clip, just a basic block of text, but I want each line to fade in slowly. So for example, if I have 5 lines of text, I want each line to fade in, stay on until the final line.
I know I'll have more than 5 lines, so would I be better accomplishing this via LiveType and/or Motion and set up each line as an object and then time my fade in's to appear as altogether - OR - can I somehow write everything out and then add a special fade, like a down-vertical fade for the text.
I'm trying to avoid creating multiple lines since I feel I'll have quite quite a few to work with.
Easy to do in LT as five separate text items. Add fade out effect.
I'd suggest you create your five lines in LT but export them one at a time, as five separate movies. That way you have complete timing control. If you leave them in one large LT file, you have to keep tweaking the whole thing each time you want to make minor changes.
You won't be able to do a horizontal wipe that travels up or down the screen in LT.
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