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Text Animation direct in FCPX 03 Dec 2018 14:50 #98049

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Hello hello,

would it be possible to create some of the following text animations direct in FCPX without using Apple Motion?

If so how?



Thanks
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Text Animation direct in FCPX 03 Dec 2018 15:24 #98050

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Sure. But for long sequences and character by character animations it could be a bit of a chore. Each word or character can be key-framed on scale and position and fades or dissolves can be applied (as shown in a few of them). The titles can be stacked and positioned to provide the necessary alignment and timing for your project. FCPX can do all those things and some of the built-in title templates will offer some of that animation already. But there are a variety of plugins available that would make that whole process easier and faster.
Creating history....one edit at a time !
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Text Animation direct in FCPX 08 Dec 2018 02:20 #98088

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It can be done more or less, but there are some limitations you should be aware of. There are some packages of plugins that will help that sort of animation (motionvfx and others have them), but you may or may not have exact control depending on what settings those plugins choose to surface for you.

If you do it all with built-in tools, FCPX has limitations with keyframes that aren't ideal. You can't control the easing of movement with bezier curves, for example. Either you get their baked-in easing, or you don't get any at all with certain controls. If you keyframe both scale and position, you'll get this weird curved movement because the easing doesn't match. Please fill out feedback for this, because many of us been harping on these keyframing limitations for years, but Apple hasn't fixed it!
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Text Animation direct in FCPX 08 Dec 2018 13:06 #98090

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You can always open those third party titles (I do with MotionVFX stuff all the time) and modify as needed.

And technically speaking, all of those titles can in fact be created in FCPX alone. I see nothing that would be an issue in them.

But templates would be faster & easier to start with. I’m sure the creators of that video did not create everything from scratch.
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Text Animation direct in FCPX 08 Dec 2018 15:56 #98091

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FXFactory has two possible plugins:
PremiumVFX Kinetic Typography
fxfactory.com/info/kinetictypography/

CineFlare KineticText
fxfactory.com/info/kinetictext/

The latter, might get you close.
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Text Animation direct in FCPX 08 Dec 2018 16:03 #98092

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This from MotionVFX looks close
www.motionvfx.com/store,project_1291,p2250.html
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Text Animation direct in FCPX 08 Dec 2018 16:13 #98093

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cseeman is right - but also coming from motionvfx next week is this mTitle Kinetic plugin that "was inspired by Apple's September keynote." See screenshot
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