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joe mcneilly
Motion templates - limit on text size? alignment problems?
on Dec 9, 2010 at 10:01:54 pm

I have a Motion template with a large Number right in the middle (using it for a countdown). Naturally, I want it to be a dropzone, and reuse it throughout the Final Cut edit. So in the Motion project, it is sized at 544 points. But when I bring the template into Final Cut, the size seems to max out at 288, and the number is all out of alignment, nowhere near where I placed it in Motion. Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix the template so I get consistent results?

Otherwise, I suppose I could just render dumb .movs for each number...But I want to be able to deploy changes quickly across the entire project. Suggests?


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion templates - limit on text size? alignment problems?
on Dec 9, 2010 at 10:03:42 pm

Instead of increasing the font size of the text in Motion, increase the scale (Properties tab).

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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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joe mcneilly
Re: Motion templates - limit on text size? alignment problems?
on Dec 9, 2010 at 10:09:19 pm

I'll give that a shot. Hopefully the text will stay crisp! Thanks for the suggestion.


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion templates - limit on text size? alignment problems?
on Dec 9, 2010 at 10:27:51 pm

Text is vector, it will stay crisp at any size - providing you set the render quality to Best - do it in both Motion and FCP (sequence settings - render control tab).

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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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