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Alvin Down
Typewriting effect where first letter stays still?
on Dec 5, 2014 at 12:21:38 pm

Hello

I recently just learnt how to do a type writing effect by using the Animate button on the Text Media Generator where I add in a keyframe to every next letter. However, there is only one issue...

When more letters are added, the letters before get pushed to the left.
I want it so that the letters added don't push the first letters.
How can I do so to achieve this?

Here's some examples:
First letter: http://puu.sh/dhVXY/e8e9af4c97.jpg
A few more letters: http://puu.sh/dhW0W/4fd9a52e88.jpg

You can see that the word is always moving and pushed to the left.
I don't want it to do that, so how can I fix this?
I have also tried using the "Anchor Point" option to make it to the Center Left, but for some reason, when previewing the video, it does not do anything.


Thank You.


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Russ Froze
Re: Typewriting effect where first letter stays still?
on Dec 5, 2014 at 4:01:42 pm

Try using "align centre" instead of "align left". That may address the issue.
Russ Froze


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Alvin Down
Re: Typewriting effect where first letter stays still?
on Dec 6, 2014 at 12:46:01 am

Yeah it was aligned center at first, but it didn't work, so I tried aligning to the left.


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Russ Froze
Re: Typewriting effect where first letter stays still?
on Dec 6, 2014 at 2:51:28 am

Ok, I've uploaded an example veg file, hope you have Vegas 12 or better. If not let me know and I will make a veg file in a lower version. Let me know if this works for you.
Russ Froze
8272_typeontext.veg.zip


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Alvin Down
Re: Typewriting effect where first letter stays still?
on Dec 6, 2014 at 3:41:06 am

Hi
Thank you, Russ, that method works for me, but I noticed that I have to change the keyframe types to 'HOLD' instead of the default as 'Linear Fade'.

I also found another method where I can use the normal text media generator. First you type in the full text, then you mask it, creating points on each letter to reveal each one.


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Russ Froze
Re: Typewriting effect where first letter stays still?
on Dec 6, 2014 at 4:00:04 am
Last Edited By Russ Froze on Dec 6, 2014 at 4:02:54 am

Yeah that works too. I've been modifying and playing with the file since I created it, you know just to see. I'm actually impressed what one can accomplish with just the legacy text and Vegas default Plugins. Yes if keyframe interpolation is left at default, the letters will tween between keyframes. You can select all the keyframes and change them all at once to see for yourself what the effects are.
Good Luck with your project.
Russ Froze


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Alvin Down
Re: Typewriting effect where first letter stays still?
on Dec 6, 2014 at 4:49:21 am

Yeah, alright, thank you!


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