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David Campbell
Text being clipped
on Jan 25, 2012 at 1:10:00 pm

Hi,

I've noticed that a text element of a project is being clipped by the bounding box. There are no fx added to the text.

I've attached a .png to show what I mean - the dot above the i should be a square and its top has been chopped off...



Anyone know how to get around this? Preferably without buying plugins etc.

Thanks,

David


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Mark Spencer
Re: Text being clipped
on Jan 25, 2012 at 2:18:05 pm

This usually happens with free downloaded fonts that aren't designed correctly. You can try opening FontBook and validating the font.

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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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David Campbell
Re: Text being clipped
on Jan 25, 2012 at 3:07:29 pm

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your response. This is a fully licensed font - ITC Kabel Std. I did validate the font and found that somehow two copies had been installed in the Fonts folder by accident. I deleted the duplicates and restarted Motion but the problem is still there...

Regards,

David


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Don Smith
Re: Text being clipped
on Jan 25, 2012 at 7:45:57 pm

I've seen this problem several times and, for me, it was always a case of scaling the wrong thing.

You probably scaled the video size to bring down the size of the font, which closes in the bounding box when you should leave the video size alone and scale WITHIN the bounding box by scaling the text.

Don Smith

NewsVideo.com


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David Campbell
Re: Text being clipped
on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:49:04 am

Hi Don,

Many thanks for your suggestion but I was definitely scaling the text and not the video...

Kind regards,

David


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