Motion 5 - Text Tracking Behavior

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Text Tracking Behavior

The Text Tracking behavior applies a rate of change to the Tracking parameter of the
Format pane (in the Text Inspector). Tracking applies a uniform space between each
character of text.

To use the Text Tracking behavior


Apply the Text Tracking behavior (from the Text Animation subcategory) to the text.

By default, a Tracking rate of 10% is applied to text.

As the project plays, the characters spread out based on the rate set in the Rate parameter
of the Text Tracking behavior.

Note: Like the Tracking parameter in the Format pane of the Text Inspector, the Text
Tracking behavior respects the Alignment setting of the text. For example, to track from
the center of the text outward, the Alignment of the text must be set to Center. This
parameter is located in the text HUD or the Layout pane of the Text Inspector.

Use Text Tracking parameters to modify the rate and end offset of character tracking. The
identical Text Tracking behavior parameters appear in the Text Tracking HUD and in the
Behaviors Inspector.