Text Animation in CTA3


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By K.M. - 2 Years Ago
OK got it, thanks for your help. Although it's doable the way you described, I was hoping to change the fonts, text size, fill patterns etc. on the fly. By creating external props, I will have to create many props of varying text properties to use them when I need them. Buy any ways, I might use another program to add text on top of the video output from CTA3. Thanks again for your tips, SF.
By Snarp Farkle - 2 Years Ago
K.M. (4/16/2017)
How do I animate text in CTA3? I noticed that CTA3 has very limited text templates. I know that there are elastic motion animations available. I want to be able to write text like typewriter, one character at a time. Or use mixed colors, fonts, sizes and pop them on screen using the elastic motions. I need a link, a video or some examples to see visually so I can use them in my own future videos. Thanks for your help.


Yes it can be done, you will need an image editor such as PhotoShop, Gimp or PaintDOTNet which is the one I use. 
I didn't spend a lot of time on this but wanted to prove that it can be done.
1) Create the letters you want to animate and save each one out as a png file.
2) In CTA3 create a prop and select the first letter, animate it then repeat for the remainder letters to animate.
The page about creating props in CTA3 is [HERE]


By K.M. - 2 Years Ago
How do I animate text in CTA3? I noticed that CTA3 has very limited text templates. I know that there are elastic motion animations available. I want to be able to write text like typewriter, one character at a time. Or use mixed colors, fonts, sizes and pop them on screen using the elastic motions. I need a link, a video or some examples to see visually so I can use them in my own future videos. Thanks for your help.
By Snarp Farkle - 2 Years Ago
K.M. (4/17/2017)
OK got it, thanks for your help. Although it's doable the way you described, I was hoping to change the fonts, text size, fill patterns etc. on the fly. By creating external props, I will have to create many props of varying text properties to use them when I need them. Buy any ways, I might use another program to add text on top of the video output from CTA3. Thanks again for your tips, SF.


I was able to simulate typing while playing around in CTA3, if you're still interested in doing it.


By K.M. - 2 Years Ago
Thanks again. I will have to play with CTA3 to learn the tricks. But generally I know how to do the text simulation. It would work for me if I have only 2 to 3 text messages in the video. If I have more than that, then it will be somewhat messy. I will try it out in my spare time. Cheers!