Camtasia text animation help

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Any idea on how I can create the following text animation effect using Camtasia 2018?

This is from Camtasia Intro library. It doesn't use any behaviour effects.



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Sampath Sri

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This may be of assistance. https://www.screencast.com/t/zBjtXC2o

Patty Deutmeyer
ATMeyer  Consultants, LLC
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Sampath Sri

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Thanks, Patty, but the animation I am looking at doesn't use any behaviour effects which is why I am wondering how it is done. Please see the screen recording below.


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it looks like you are using the "fading squares" intro.

You can go two ways.

Put the intro on the timeline and then Un-group it once.

Now delete the Shapes group.

That will leave the two text tracks.

Edit the text to your text.




Or the animation being used is the "Fade" behavior
You can see this and the settings used by clicking the up arrow on the asset and it shows whats been applied to that asset.

In this case click on the Fade (in red) and that will open the Properties panel with the behavior settings




Make your own text box and apply the same behavior

Here is the behavior settings used in the intro you referred to.

IN behavior



During behavior

NONE


Out behavior



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Sampath Sri

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Hi Dubie, thanks. This is from one of the lower third animations actually. It doesn't appear to be using any behaviour effects.  
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Hi there

When you drop that asset on the timeline, you will see that it is a grouped element that contains other elements. That's what the plus symbol illustrates.



Click to expand and you see the elements.



And as you will see the arrows at the beginning and end of these elements mean an animation has been applied.



Looks like they are animating a crop. The crop tool is at the top of the screen and makes the outline turn blue when enabled.



Cheers... Rick :)
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Sampath Sri

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WOW! Thank you, Rick stone! 

I was not aware of the existence of this feature. You explained it very well.
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Good going Rick.

I was playing with some different ideas and never thought to use a crop animation.

How did you determine to use a crop animation?

Just a guess or was there some way you saw that a crop was used?

:)
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Total guess!

Well, not really. Essentially what I did was to do what I demonstrated in the screen captures to see all the elements and the animations. Then I was slowly dragging the playhead across the timeline over one of the animations as I kept my eyes focused on the properties panel. Annnnd nothing changed! 

Then as I did the same thing but kept my eyes trained on the canvas for that go round, I noticed what appeared to be the cropping going on. I also had some experience with an animated crop that was possible in a now defunct Adobe product.

Happy Saturday... Rick :)