Typewriting Textanimation in Camtasia 9

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I want to create a typwriting textanimation in camtasia 9 like it is possible in Microsoft Powerpoint. I dont't want to record a PP Animation I want to do this directly in camtasia. Is this possible?
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is this what you're looking for?

https://www.screencast.com/t/eyaklXAg0qF
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If you are simulating typing into a field, over a screenshot.  You can add the screenshot to the timeline, add a simple rectangle callout and adjust its size to just cover the text on the screenshot.  Change its fill colour to white (or use the eyedropper to match the background colour).  With the callout selected, go to visual properties and add an animation, click on the end key frame and drag the left hand 'sizing' handle of the animation over to the right.  When you play it on the timeline you will see the blank overlay reveal the text from left to right.  
The great thing about this method is that once created, you can copy and paste the callout and quickly re-use it for every field.  You may need to adjust the size and timing (the longer the animation - the longer the typing)
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I like your thought process docsope,
I'd like to expand on what you've already contributed a bit.

First off, I'd like to see a dedicated type on animation added to behaviors.

You can create a true type effect by adding several animations. This will only work over solid colored backgrounds so it's limited in it's usage.
Start by using a callout the same color as the background as you have pointed out above.
In this instance, you add an animation every 10 or 15 frames "Or whatever letter revel speed works for you to reveal one character.
You zoom into the timeline all the way and drag the "Animation Handles" together. So that the animations duration will be reduced to only one frame.
Because of the one frame duration, the text jumps onto the screen as if it was typed.
Then drag the callout size or location to reveal the first character.
Move the timeline indicator an equal number of frames and Rinse and Repeat the process until you have an entire animation.

This is Frame 5:29



This is Frame 6:00



It's an animation that you've got to really want because it's time consuming to create but it's an option.

Regards,Joe
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Perhaps explore the use of the Behavior effect, called Reveal:

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Absolutely love it!
I haven't had a chance (or the need yet) to play much with behaviours in Cam 9.  Your demo shows the text staying on the screen, is there a way of stopping the fly-out at the end of the behaviour?
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With Behaviors, there are 3 tabs in the Properties pane:
  • In
  • During
  • Out
Simply set the Style for During and Out to "None"
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are this behavior settings only avaible in the Mac version? Does anybody have the german version, I can't find this settings here?!?
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If You look at my screenshot, which of this behavior (row, column) should I select?
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Can you send me yor sample? Because I have a german version I can't find the settings.
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I'm using Windows 7 and all brucerothwell 's screens worked for me.  Watch out for sub menus (arrow heads) as they're easy to miss.  I'm sure if it's in the English version, it's in the German
Good luck!
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Mybe you have a samplefile, that you can send to me: schmitz@simplimed.de
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BruceRothwell's video earlier in this post should show most things,  I have added a few screenshots to an explanation here to show those (not so obvious) pull down menus.

Select Behaviours (Verhalten)

Drag the Reveal (Enthullen) behaviour onto the text

Select the ‘Type’ pulldown where you will see ‘Object’ or ‘Text

Click on the arrow head to the right of ‘Text’ and choose ’First to Last’ from the secondary drop down

Change Movement to ‘Linear

Make the ‘Speed’ (tempo) and ‘Offset’ maximum


Go to the ‘During’ (Wahrend) tab and set the ‘Style’ to ‘None


Go to the ‘Out’ (Aus) tab and set the ‘Style’ to ‘None

and here's a very quick video:


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looks like the video didn't come out - try this 
http://docuscanuk.com/1/typing.mp4
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It's mysterious, the 'typ' and "offset' properties are not shown or not avaible in the german version. Or mybe I had set the wrong callout type :-(
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I've sent you a sample zipped project file Marcus

 I used a basic text callout.

Let us know if it works.

Regards,Joe

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Wonderfull, I placed another another callozt type. This was the problum :-)
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Remember -- the duration of the clip determines how the effect behaves.

Set it just right and it appears the type about 1 character at a time.

Otherwise, you might get several characters appearing as a group, or the characters appear much too slowly.
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I did something similar but used fade instead. https://www.screencast.com/t/zBjtXC2o