Kinetic Typography in Motion 5 - Emerging Text Effect

Published on May 21, 2013

I'm very excited to share this video with you! It's another short tutorial from the membership library that I'm releasing freely to everyone.

This one demonstrates how to create a type of kinetic typography. In a nutshell, kinetic typography is moving text in a video.

While you can definitely animate text in Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 has a lot more tools for this kind of work.

You'll see in the video that I use a combination of keyframes and masks to create the effect.

Keyframes are tools to create the animation. And masks are tools to make something become transparent or disappear. If you're not super-familiar with keyframes or masks, I think you'll enjoy this little tutorial.

Oh, and one important note: When you see me use masks, make sure your mask settings are set to "subtract". You can do that in the inspector or the HUD. But if it's not set to "subtract", you likely won't get the effect I demonstrate.

I hope you find the video helpful. Enjoy!


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