Saving Custom Replicators to the Library
After you create a replicator you like, you can save it as a replicator preset in the Replicator
or Favorites category of the Library for future use. After you place a custom replicator in
the Library, it can be used like any other replicator preset.
To save a custom replicator to the Library
Open the Library and select the Replicators, Favorites, or Favorites Menu category.
From the Layers list or Timeline, drag the replicator to save into the stack at the bottom
of the Library.
Note: For organizational purposes, you may find it useful to create a folder of your own
in the Favorites or Favorites Menu category to store replicators.
When you save a replicator preset, it’s saved as a file in the
/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Motion/Library/Replicators/ (or Favorites
or Favorites Menu) folder.
You can copy replicator presets you create from this location to give to other Motion
users, or you can add replicator presets given to you to this same folder.
Note: When you copy a replicator preset file, be sure you also copy graphics or movie
files that it uses.
Using the Replicator
Although trends in type design change, a balanced use of type and graphics remains the
key to achieving the right effect in commercials, documentaries, television and film titles,
broadcast logos, corporate presentations, or your own video projects. No matter what
style your project requires, Motion provides unique text animation tools that offer
This chapter covers the following:
About Text in Motion
Setting Motion Preferences for Text
Using Text Tools
Editing Text in the Inspector
Editing Text Format
Finding and Replacing Text
Text Controls in the Format Pane
Basic Formatting Controls
Text Format-Related Tasks
Editing Text Style
Text Controls in the Style Pane
Text Style-Related Tasks