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In this Apple Motion video tutorial, Andy Neil gives a quick tip on how to animate your text as if it's being drawn with a pen.



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Re: Draw On Text
by Inka Stafrace
hello,
I am really quite baffled by my problem.
I am doing everything exactly as your clear tut says to. I then drop and drag the perfect mask into the Mask Source and nothing happens!.
The mask would have been drawing on perfectly before but now nothing happens.
I switch the mask layer on (as it would have automatically switch itself off) and it draws on very nicely thank you very much but the mask thing just ain't happening.
I looked closely at all your settings (the ones you did not talk about but still)
Help
I really wanna know how to do this.
Thank you
Inka

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inka stafrace
Re: Draw On Text
by Laura Cook
I loved the video. I am struggling with one part; once I create my paint stroke and select the time for the write on effect to play, I watch it write on and then it disappears. As is the effect only works during the allotted time; after that, my letters/words that I've created paint strokes for disappear. How do I keep them in the frame while the rest of my words are "writing on"?

Thanks so much for your help!
~Laura
@Laura Cook
by Andy Neil
Make sure you only shorten the write on behavior to time. Keep the text layer as long as you need it for everything to write on.

Andy

http://www.timesavertutorials.com
Re: Draw On Text
by Larry Bainbridge
Do you have any tips for Motion 5? I used your tutorial and everything worked up until the end when I created the mask. Once I created the mask the animation (drawing of the pen tool) appears instantly no longer"drawing".

I do the following with your tutorial:
object>add image mask

drag mask GROUP to mask source (then the mask group becomes unchecked, just like yours)

now when i play the text just appears instantly. If i place the check back in the mask group i can see it being drawn but the Text Group (now with the image mask in it) can't be seen... please help?
@Larry Bainbridge
by Andy Neil
Hi Larry. I tested it out and it looks like a bug. The tutorial should work the same in Motion 5 as it does in Motion 4, but the image mask is not respecting the animation of the shape. Even when I created a clone of the shapes group and used that as the source, the animation still wasn't respected. Be sure to send feedback into Apple with the Feedback button on your system (as I did), and hopefully this will be fixed.

The only workaround I can see offhand is to export the shape animation as a ProRes 4444 file and reimport into the project.

http://www.timesavertutorials.com
Re: Draw On Text
by Artesia Adamo
Excellent tutorial and fun too. Thanks so much Andy
Re: Draw On Text
by Andy Neil
Did you follow the tutorial step by step? Is your group 2D or 3D. Can you explain what exactly you tried?

http://www.timesavertutorials.com
Re: Draw On Text
by Bobby Shook
Hey, this is a helpful video! Thanks for posting it. I have one issue: I can't drag the entire mask group into the Mask Source box... for some reason Motion wont let me have that option. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Bobby


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