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Chris Cody
Motion Text and Cameras
on Aug 11, 2010 at 8:22:49 am

G'day Guys,

I have a question that I have been trying to solve, but can't seem to figure out.

I have animated a scene in Motion with a bunch of camera moves. Now I need to place a text overlay on top (like subtitles on a TV show). Normally I'd just create a text layer and plonk it on top of all my other layers. Unfortunately the camera moves affect the text and I can;t figure out a way of keeping the text static on top of my current animation.

Is there a way of achieving this without exporting the movie and adding the titles in post? It would greatly simplify the project if I could animate the text layer and the camera moves in the one project.

Thanks in advance.

Chris


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion Text and Cameras
on Aug 11, 2010 at 3:00:28 pm

Just put the text layer in a 2D group at the top level. These groups aren't affected by lights or cameras.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Chris Cody
Re: Motion Text and Cameras
on Aug 11, 2010 at 11:42:15 pm

Brilliant. I just flicked the 3D layer option off and re-aligned the layer. Worked like a treat.

Thanks!


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