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#1 modelboatmayhem

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 06:25 AM

Hi Everyone.

All I want to do in manipulate text and pictures for banner on my site but I'm really struggling as there are very few basic newbie guides....

1. How do I ally effects to text boxes, eg zoom or fade, then followed by another text box?

2. How do I get text to follow a motion path, ie, all the letters flow along, say a wavy line, following one another.

Thanks in advance,
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#2 HughB

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:17 AM

How do I get text to follow a motion path, ie, all the letters flow along, say a wavy line, following one another.


How about this simple solution.

1 - place your text
2 - Select and Break | Break Into Shapes
3 - draw your curve (pen tool will do)
4 - Select the end letter (i.e. whichever is first to move) and your curve shape
5 - r-click Convert | Convert Last Selected Shape to Motion path
6 - in timeline select the motion path effect created for the single letter and copy/paste it into the timeline for each of the other letter shapse BUT OFFSET THE START BY A FEW FRAMES.
Preview, adjust and fiddle.

Does this do what you want?

See my 10sec demo attached.

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#3 Wolf Gross

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:54 AM

...I've done something similar for another member using shapes... e.g.
Attached File  move_stars.swf   1.51KB   68 downloads
Attached File  move_stars.swi   27.69KB   44 downloads

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#4 modelboatmayhem

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 10:20 PM

That great, thanks chaps, I'll have a play with that.

Martin

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:27 PM

Hi,
I know it's too late, but I'd like to add an update to what previously mentioned.
what i mean is, I will use the motion path and dynamically change the letters/shapes that follow it.
Currently I'm so busy to add some descriptions,
there are two attachments: one of them uses a text and the other uses shapes.
the frame (5) on the mcLetters timeline controls the delays between two letters, (you can change that frame number considering that the frame number * letters count must be <= the motion effect frame length, otherwise the effect will be overlapped.

text example Attached File  letter.swi   6.12KB   70 downloads
shapes example Attached File  letter2.swi   33.65KB   59 downloads

Edited by ahmad_511, 06 April 2010 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:12 PM

...that's very well done ahmend!

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