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Jason ChongRandomise Text Colours
by on Jul 14, 2011 at 7:57:29 am


I'm looking to make a motion title template in either motion 3 or motion x where each of the individual text characters are random colours.

I've tried putting a randomise parameter on the face property of the text, but that will only affect the whole word, not the individual characters.

By selecting each letter I can apply a different colour separately, and then set a randomise parameter to each resulting style, but I'm not sure that will translate when I have titles of varying lengths.

Does anyone know another way to achieve this?


P.S. Sorry for the spellings of randomise and colour, I'm writing this in PAL.

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Gareth RandallRe: Randomise Text Colours
by on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:05:48 pm

Never apologise for spelling words correctly ;)

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Jason ChongRe: Randomise Text Colours
by on Jul 17, 2011 at 11:37:18 am

If anyone else has this problem, Mark Spencer tweeted this to me:

"use sequence text behavior, crank up loops and variance (variance in 4, X not 3)"

Works great, thanks again Mark!


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Zach ShoreRe: Randomise Text Colours
by on Jul 18, 2011 at 9:07:06 pm

Another thing that works (if you want it to animate).

-Apply a sequence text behavior.
- Add the Face color for the text.
-Apply a Randomize parameter behavior to the Face color in the Sequence Text behavior.
-Set the following:
Sequencing: Custom
Spread = Number of characters in the text.
Direction: Random

For the face color I found a dark gray as a good starting point, I'd then set the Randomize Apply Mode to Add and Subtract.

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