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Waving piece of paper with text
Waving piece of paper with text
by Michael West on Jan 24, 2020 at 3:55:18 pm

Good morning all:
I am cobbling together a title sequence for the Shakespeare play "As You Like It". One of the pieces of business is a character hanging a bunch of love letters all attached to a single string, like laundry on a line. Can you offer some advice about how to create the pieces of paper, waving gently in the wind, attached to the string? I have seen some Motion projects with flags, but they have a consistent flutter/waves. Any help is appreciated. Michael


Re: Waving piece of paper with text
by Simon Ubsdell on Jan 24, 2020 at 9:16:31 pm

What is the difference between:

"waving gently in the wind

and

a consistent flutter/waves"?

Simon Ubsdell

hawaiki



Re: Waving piece of paper with text
by Michael West on Jan 24, 2020 at 9:33:55 pm

"Waving gently in the wind" would mean the "paper" isn't just a series of waves rolling in the same direction, at the same pace and spacing. There is something I once saw in AE using the 'cloth'...doohickey (my interaction with AE was brief). Imagine sheets hanging on a line, outdoors, as the wind blows them dry. They don't all move in the same way.
I hope that makes sense.
Cheers.
Michael


Re: Waving piece of paper with text
by Simon Ubsdell on Jan 24, 2020 at 9:49:35 pm

Is this the kind of thing you mean?

13991_playbills.motn.zip.zip

Simon Ubsdell

hawaiki



Re: Waving piece of paper with text
by Michael West on Jan 24, 2020 at 10:28:02 pm

Simon:
Once again, thank you for all the help you have provided over the years.
I am still using Motion 5.3.2 due to issues I've had with other upgrades.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
I am an amateur editor/videographer and can't afford upgrading every time Apple say 'jump'.

Should you have a version of the playbills project that works with my version, I would bemost appreciative.
Thanks.
Michael


Re: Waving piece of paper with text
by Simon Ubsdell on Jan 24, 2020 at 10:32:15 pm

If you open one of your Motion projects in Text Edit and let me know the "ozml" and "display version" numbers that you are seeing, I can edit the project so you can use it.



Simon Ubsdell

hawaiki



Re: Waving piece of paper with text
by Michael West on Jan 25, 2020 at 1:08:18 am

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE ozxmlscene>


5.3.2


Thanks, Simon.


Re: Waving piece of paper with text
by Michael West on Jan 25, 2020 at 1:11:50 am

?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?
!DOCTYPE ozxmlscene
ozml version="5.8"

displayversion>5.3.2

Thanks, Simon.


Re: Waving piece of paper with text
by Simon Ubsdell on Jan 25, 2020 at 8:58:36 am

Hopefully this version will work - it's usually possible to revert to an older version by editing these values (assuming you're not using any of the new features). Unfortunately I don't still have Motion 5.3.2 to check if this will indeed work.


13992_playbills5.3.motn.zip.zip

Simon Ubsdell

hawaiki



Re: Waving piece of paper with text
by Michael West on Jan 25, 2020 at 3:51:04 pm

Simon:
This will work splendidly.
Thanks, again, for your time and expertise.
Michael





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