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Scrolling Trick


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Is there a way to do the following:

 

Have a sentence scroll from the bottom of the screen to the top and stop before it goes off the screen.

 

Have a second sentence scroll up from the bottom of the screen and stop under the first one.

 

Have a third sentence scroll up from the bottom of the screen and stop under the second

one.

 

And so on.

 

Thanks

 

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Is there a way to do the following:

 

Have a sentence scroll from the bottom of the screen to the top and stop before it goes off the screen.

 

Have a second sentence scroll up from the bottom of the screen and stop under the first one.

 

Have a third sentence scroll up from the bottom of the screen and stop under the second

one.

 

And so on.

 

Thanks

 

Yes, It is all in the timing, positioning, transparencies, the multiple overlays and the order of the text tracks. Play around with it and then when someone like karri gives you more directions, you'll understand how to do it.

 

There is already a thread that will tell you how; search these forums for it. Here is a similar one. Read primarily post 11.

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OK but you have to work at it. :D

 

In Timeline view:

 

Add the Basic Text text effect. Change its Motion Path to Scroll. Now click Play to play the effect until it reaches the point where you want it to stop. Click the Pause button.

 

Now click the "Set End Time" button next to the jog wheel under the Preview window. If you aren't happy with where you have stopped it, just drag the effect longer or shorter, position the playback head exactly where you want it and then click the "Set End Time" button.

 

When you have stopped in the position you want, then edit the text attributes to your liking.

 

Now copy that text effect and paste it just to the right of the original. Use the Snap Objects command to ensure the copy abuts the original. Change the Start Motion Path of the copy to Still. Apply whatever End Motion Effect you want.

 

Select the original and click the Select Object End button (also found next to the jog wheel under the Preview window). Open the Position section of the Settings panel and note the effect's X and Y positions.

 

Select the copy and open its position settings (close the original one's so you get fresh numbers) and type in the X and Y positions from the end position of the original.

 

Play your effect and adjust the X and Y positions if needed to ensure smooth transition from the scrolling to the still text effect. Make incremental adjustments to the X and/or Y position(s).

 

Copy and Paste the original and the copy onto a second text track. Slide them over so that it will begin after your first one. Edit the text and X and Y positions as needed, repeating the above steps. Do this for as many lines of scrolling/holding text that you need, remembering to stagger them as needed.

 

 

Click here for a Sample Scroll and Hold

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Edit: Fourth paragraph adds third sentence "Change the Start Motion Path of the copy to Still." Thanks Bruce! :)

Also, Paste the copy just to the right of the original, as noted in the first sentence of paragraph 4.

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OK but you have to work at it. :D

 

In Timeline view:

 

Add the Basic Text text effect. Change its Motion Path to Scroll. Now click Play to play the effect until it reaches the point where you want it to stop. Click the Pause button.

 

Now click the "Set End Time" button next to the jog wheel under the Preview window. If you aren't happy with where you have stopped it, just drag the effect longer or shorter, position the playback head exactly where you want it and then click the "Set End Time" button.

 

When you have stopped in the position you want, then edit the text attributes to your liking.

 

Now copy that text effect and paste it just to the left of the original. Use the Snap Objects command to ensure the copy abuts the original. Apply whatever End Motion Effect you want.

 

Select the original and click the Select Object End button (also found next to the jog wheel under the Preview window). Open the Position section of the Settings panel and note the effect's X and Y positions.

 

Select the copy and open its position settings (close the original one's so you get fresh numbers) and type in the X and Y positions from the end position of the original.

 

Play your effect and adjust the X and Y positions if needed to ensure smooth transition from the scrolling to the still text effect. Make incremental adjustments to the X and/or Y position(s).

 

Copy and Paste the original and the copy onto a second text track. Slide them over so that it will begin after your first one. Edit the text and X and Y positions as needed, repeating the above steps. Do this for as many lines of scrolling/holding text that you need, remembering to stagger them as needed.

 

You forgot to say how you make it hold, not disappear, once it stops scrolling.

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You forgot to say how you make it hold, not disappear, once it stops scrolling.

 

 

Good catch, Bruce, Thanks! It should read correctly now.

 

BTW, I googled mgi VideoWave and learned that the hold button used to actually hold the text in whatever position you want. Maybe since the button is still there, we could get that feature adjusted and reactivated :)

 

MGI VideoWave Text Tutorial:

"There are three stages to the Text animation: Start, Hold, and Finish. You can adjust

the time and direction from which the text enters the screen, the hold position and

duration, and the time and direction from which the text leaves the screen. The position,

color and transparency values of the text face, outline, and shadow can be different for

each stage, making it easy to move or fade text into and out of the scene."

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Good catch, Bruce, Thanks! It should read correctly now.

 

BTW, I googled mgi VideoWave and learned that the hold button used to actually hold the text in whatever position you want. Maybe since the button is still there, we could get that feature adjusted and reactivated :)

 

MGI VideoWave Text Tutorial:

"There are three stages to the Text animation: Start, Hold, and Finish. You can adjust

the time and direction from which the text enters the screen, the hold position and

duration, and the time and direction from which the text leaves the screen. The position,

color and transparency values of the text face, outline, and shadow can be different for

each stage, making it easy to move or fade text into and out of the scene."

 

Thanks, for changing it, Karri. It would be nice that since the software has a hold button, it actually did something. It may be easier for Soxio to delete it, than fix it. :(

 

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