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Scroll text

PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 8:47 pm
by Shepdog1
I have text scrolling up on a photo background. I didn't do the whole Star Wars thing, just text going straight up. Problem: when I play the clip, the background shows up but the text delays for about 5 seconds before it begins to show up and begin its crawl. Is there a way to make the text appear sooner on the background, or to make it begin its journey from the middle of the background picture?
I tried clipping a few seconds from the text part on the timeline, but that just made it go faster.

Re: Scroll text

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 3:51 am
by gewb
Move the top of the text box farther up and begin the first line of text at the top of the text box.

Re: Scroll text

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:54 am
by BJC
How did you make your scrolling text title - did you use one of the preset ones or did you make it from scratch using one of the other methods like "Customise Motion"

either way it's just a setting change

*IF* you used the preset title then first double click on the text box in the timeline to open the options panel - click on the 'Attribute' tab in the very top right corner should now see this
2018 scrolling text 01.PNG

note the double 'T' icon which I have circled - click on it and you should see this
2018 scrolling text 02.PNG

now click on the button in the centre of the left hand set - these two blocks set entry and exit modes for the text block

click OK and return to editing - when you play the title sequence your text should now start in the middle and scroll up

If you used a different method to produce your scroll - or if that does not do what you want then we can use alternatives

Re: Scroll text

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:07 pm
by Shepdog1
Thanks to both replies! Worked great.