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Vitor DuarteAutomate Highlight Text
by on Jan 14, 2017 at 1:32:15 am

Hi folks, first i'm sorry for my bad english...

So, did a video when some words was highlighted:






But, I did this putting solid after solid and animating using keyframes. I want to know if have a better and faster way to do this? I can do something to automate this work?


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Greg GeschRe: Automate Highlight Text
by on Jan 14, 2017 at 2:55:48 am

Hi Vitor, you could use one solid for each color - place them under the text. Select the top color layer and use the Rectangle Tool and draw all the boxes, then use the Pen Tool and make a large rectangle around them all (put a couple of vertices along the top so that if you need to have the same color on the same line you can manipulate them) set this mask to Subtract. Make a keyframe on its Mask Path setting at the beginning, right click on the keyframe and select "Toggle Hold Keyframe" from the popup. Go to the time the first word appears and move the mask down so that you see the first word highlighted (you will get a square keyframe which is a Hold keyframe - so the mask will jump down), then go the next time and do the same thing. Do this with all the colors.


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Automate Highlight Text
by on Jan 14, 2017 at 4:10:43 am

Or you could use this free script, which is probably the fastest way to do it:

http://www.motionboutique.com/textbox/

There are controls for Color, Padding, and Roundness, plus a couple of other tweaks.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Vitor DuarteRe: Automate Highlight Text
by on Jan 15, 2017 at 3:08:43 pm

Oh my god, this is exactly what I was searching.

Thaanks Joe!!


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Automate Highlight Text
by on Jan 15, 2017 at 6:45:39 pm

And you can't beat the price either!

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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