Lines swiping away text

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Hi All! I am roughly modeling the line feature in the beginning of TechSmith's Ripple Move tutorial. See https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-ripple-move-and-extend-frame.html). Everything's good, until I get to wiping away the text with the horizontal line. It looks ok, but the text disappearing looks awkward. I am using fade and sliding (top) to remove the words. Does anyone have any suggestions as to other behaviors or animations? Or timing tricks? Or other? Thanks very much for any guidance or links.
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Joe Morgan

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Yeah, just create your text as a callout. Of Course.
Then, when you want to wipe it away. Animate a line callout as the swiping motion.
Apply animated cropping to the Text at the same time.Animate it to follow the center of the line.
The GIF is 15fps so it's not smooth. The video at 30 or 60 fps will look better.



Regards,Joe
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Thank you!! I was missing the animated cropping part.
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Hi Joe - My animation options - Camtasia for Mac 2019 don't include cropping animation. (See screenshot). Is it located in another place? Thanks!!
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When I tried using the crop tool, the letters simply kept shrinking down and didn't crop away? What am I missing here?
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Drat! I just tried cropping out on PC version, and it looks like thats a Mac bug. The PC version crops it away, the Mac version cropping tool just shrinks down the lettering til it goes away. Not sure if there's anything I can do on Mac side to change this.

So as to the animation part, it looks like I apply custom animation and then crop it to create that custom animation, is that what you did there? Thanks!
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On Windows the Crop is applied/selected. By enabling an Icon directly above the canvas.
You'll see it in the image with the arrow pointed at it.

The crop is an animation applied to the text callout.You can see it on the timeline.Arrows pointed at it.
You'll notice a longer animation arrow applied to the line callout.That's because the line actually animates starting at the lower part of the canvas and moves to the top.

The cropping occurs in the middle of the screen/canvas. SO therefore, that animation arrow falls between the much longer duration. Line moving animation on the timeline.

I don't use a Mac so I don't know what the Mac options are?
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Thank you for the detailed explanation! 
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Here's another way.
  1. On a timeline layer above the word, create a large black box with a green outline. 
  2. Choose Custom animation, choose start and stop points to move the box over the word.
  3. Grow the bottom and sides of the box off the sides of the canvas, so it looks like a green line is moving through your word erasing it. 
IN other words, a huge black box moves to cover your word, but all you can see is the green top border.
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Thanks!!