Using the Text Style Pane with the Sequence Text Behavior
Parameters you want to include in a sequence animation are assigned in the Sequence
Text behavior. Attributes modified in the Style pane of the Text Inspector (Face, Glow,
Outline, or Drop Shadow) do not sequence. Therefore, to modify a parameter but keep
it unchanged over the course of a sequence animation, modify that parameter in the
Style pane of the Text Inspector. For example, you can create a sequence in which the
text glow scales and fades (by setting Glow > Scale and Glow > Opacity in the Sequence
Text behavior), but where the text outline remains constant (by setting the Outline
parameters in the Style pane of the Text Inspector).
Note: Because parameters set in the Sequence Text behavior are independent of
parameters set in the Style pane, you may see changes in the appearance of some
attributes when you select parameter checkboxes in the Style pane. For example, if you
create a sequence that animates text glow and then select the Glow checkbox in the
Style pane of the Text Inspector, the effect is additive. The glow in the Style pane is added
to the glow created in the Sequence Text behavior.
To use the Style pane with the Sequence Text behavior
With a text object selected, open the Style pane in the Text Inspector.
In the Face controls, change the color of the text to something other than white.
For more information on using color controls, see
Select the Outline checkbox and modify some Outline parameters.
From the Add Behavior pop-up menu in the toolbar, choose Text Animation > Sequence
In the Behaviors Inspector, choose Face > Color from the Add pop-up menu.
The text turns default white. When the Sequencing pop-up menu is set to the default
From, the sequence behavior animates from the values defined in the Sequence Text
behavior to the original values of the text. Before you applied the Sequence Text behavior,
the text color was defined in the Style pane, so this is considered the original color.
Play the project.
The text color sequences from the color defined in the Sequence Text behavior to the
original color of the text. The outline does not sequence.