Motion 5 - Type On Behavior

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Type On Behavior

The Type On behavior creates a “type-on” effect.

To use the Type On behavior


Apply the Type On behavior (from the Text Animation subcategory) to the text object.

By default, the text pops on. To create a softer fade-in effect, enable Fade In in the Type
On HUD or Inspector.

The Type On behavior is applied over the duration of the text object. You can modify the
timing of the effect (make it start later or stop sooner) by resizing the Type On behavior’s
timebar (in the mini-Timeline or Timeline).

Use the following guidelines to modify the default Type On behavior. Type On controls
include only a single parameter: the Fade In checkbox, available in the HUD and the
Behaviors Inspector.

As mentioned above, the type-on effect occurs over the duration of the text object to
which it is applied. In other words, if your text object is 300 frames and you apply the
Type On behavior, the last text character is fully typed on at frame 300. You can shorten
the duration of the behavior so the type-on effect is completed sooner.

To increase the speed of the type on effect


Select the Type On behavior.


Chapter 17

Animating Text

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The Type On behavior bar is selected in the mini-Timeline and Timeline.


Do one of the following:

• In the Timeline or mini-Timeline, drag the right end of the Type On bar toward the left,

to the frame where you want the animation to end. As you drag the new Out point, a
tooltip displays the duration and delta (amount of change) of the behavior.

• Drag the playhead to the frame where you want to set the new Out point, then choose

Mark > Mark Out (or press O).

By the time the playhead reaches the end of the new behavior duration bar, the type
on effect is complete.

Note: You can also slow the type-on effect by extending the behavior beyond the duration
of the text object.