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Matt Cobb'Reverse' scrolling text preset
by on Feb 21, 2011 at 3:26:29 pm

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a vertical scrolling text preset, that needs to run 'downwards' instead of the usually used 'upwards' motion. The words should scroll to the bottom of the screen, instead of going up like the usual ending film credits. Should be compatible with CS4, wondering if such a uncommon preset exists?
Thanks in advance.


Cheers,

Matt


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Kevin CampRe: 'Reverse' scrolling text preset
by on Feb 21, 2011 at 4:27:33 pm

you can use a simple expression like this for a layer's position:

rate = -2; // value in pixels per frame; + value go up; - go down.
value - [0,timeToFrames()*rate]


modifying the 'rate' value will effect the speed of the scroll. whole numbers will ensure text rasterization to be consistent, even values will ensure rasterization to be consistent for field rendering. and positive values will scroll upwards, negative values will scroll downwards.

if this works for you, you can save it as a preset (select the position property, then choose animation>save animation preset...).

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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Matt CobbRe: 'Reverse' scrolling text preset
by on Feb 21, 2011 at 8:16:31 pm

Hey Kevin,

thanks for the quick reply - forgive me if I sound like a noob, but where/how do you paste that expression into a text layer?


Cheers,

Matt


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Kevin CampRe: 'Reverse' scrolling text preset
by on Feb 21, 2011 at 8:27:35 pm

select the property to add the expression to in the timeline (in this case 'position'), then choose animation>add expression (or you can option+click or alt+click the stopwatch for the property).

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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Matt CobbRe: 'Reverse' scrolling text preset
by on Feb 21, 2011 at 8:40:27 pm

thanks man!


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David GhastRe: 'Reverse' scrolling text preset
by on Feb 22, 2011 at 2:15:03 am

Just throwing this out here, you could always create a tall comp, write your list of credits or whatever your scrolling, and then tell it to go whatever direction you want. That would seem to be easier than getting into expressions.


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