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Chad Johnson
Small Text querk in Motion
on Aug 21, 2008 at 7:30:55 pm

Hi

I'm doing Motion training with lynda.com, and I'm on the Text section. In the video, after typing the text and setting it, using the HUD the instructor is able to open the font list and roll over the fonts and have them display in real time. This does not work for me. All I can do is choose a font in order to see it. This is very tedious when browsing for fonts. It also doesnt work when I click on the font name to select, then arrow key up or down. I have done a software update on my mac and everything is current. I am using a Logitech MX100 laser mouse, but I don't think that should make a difference as it works fine on everything else.

Any suggestions on how to preview fonts?

Thanks

Chadfish

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Stephen Smith
Re: Small Text querk in Motion
on Aug 21, 2008 at 8:00:09 pm

Are you left clicking on the mouse and not letting go of the left mouse button until you found the font you want?

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Chad Johnson
Re: Small Text querk in Motion
on Aug 21, 2008 at 8:07:15 pm

Hey man thanks! The guy wasn't that specific when he demonstrated this.

Works like a charm now!

Onward....

Chadfish

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Stephen Smith
Re: Small Text querk in Motion
on Aug 21, 2008 at 8:14:17 pm

No problem, all in all do you like that training DVD?

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Chad Johnson
Re: Small Text querk in Motion
on Aug 21, 2008 at 8:33:05 pm

I'm using the online training. You pay 25.00 a month and ALL APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE! I'm doing After Effects too, but I like the simplicity of Motion. You can do a 250.00 a year thing too, or 350.00 if you want the project assets. I just build projects from scratch as they are not too complex. I have found that 2 people can be signed in at once on the same account. Not sure if they meant to have it that way, but it's handy for an office to have one account and let different people train at the same time. Even without that, 25 bucks ain't a lot. The DVDs would be cool, but they are expensive, and there is more than one to buy for one application - which sucks. That ends up being more than a year's cost of online lessons. Also, I find that training off a DVD is tedious because you have to wait for the dvd to spin up after you have paused (which I do a lot). You can look at the free lessons they allow you to see below. When you pay all the lessons open up. They have at least 100 apps, and training in older versions too.

http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=588

Also I found this guy on youtube: emeek77 who gives lots of motion lessons for free.

http://www.youtube.com/user/emeek77

He's a young guy that's pretty funny sometimes, and a total Mac fanboy. He has 113 videos on why Mac is better than PC! Can't blame him. Mac rules. (Even though I still edit audio on PC).

Take care.

Chadfish

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Stephen Smith
Re: Small Text querk in Motion
on Aug 21, 2008 at 8:41:49 pm

Yeah, I understand how Lynda.com works. I wanted to know if you liked the trainer or not.

Stephen Smith
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Chad Johnson
Re: Small Text querk in Motion
on Aug 21, 2008 at 8:49:22 pm

Yeah He's alright.

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Stephen Smith
Re: Small Text querk in Motion
on Aug 21, 2008 at 8:55:54 pm

Thanks for letting me know.

Stephen Smith
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Stephen Smith
Re: Small Text querk in Motion
on Aug 22, 2008 at 2:39:54 pm

By the way, I forgot to mention. When using a training DVD I think it is always best to drag everything from the DVD to a hard drive, then you don't have playback issues.

Stephen Smith
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