Scrolling text tutorial?

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Scrolling text tutorial?

PostSat Mar 28, 2020 10:55 pm

I have another noob question. Can someone point me to a step-by-step tutorial on how to make text scroll across the screen. There are a few videos, but they are too fast and confusing.

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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostSun Mar 29, 2020 1:47 pm

My habit it to make a really long title in Photoshop and keyframe the Y value in Resolve.
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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostSun Mar 29, 2020 5:27 pm

Jim Simon wrote:My habit it to make a really long title in Photoshop and keyframe the Y value in Resolve.
So you add a fields node to the photoshop file and you have a progressive bg with an interlaced scroll?

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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostTue Mar 31, 2020 6:35 am

I hope this credits tutorial is not the one of the "confusing" ones.

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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostTue Mar 31, 2020 3:12 pm

Chris Theofanopoulos wrote:So you add a fields node to the photoshop file and you have a progressive bg with an interlaced scroll?


No, I don't do any of that.
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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostWed Apr 01, 2020 12:56 am

I want the text to scroll ACROSS the screen. I found something that looks like it will help. I need the Text+ tool. Where is it? :?:
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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostWed Apr 01, 2020 1:37 am

Justin Uthernube wrote:I want the text to scroll ACROSS the screen. I found something that looks like it will help. I need the Text+ tool. Where is it? :?:


It is in the effects library with all the other Text tools. You may need to play with the H Anchor position in the Inspector to set the initial position, then use the Layout controls in the Inspector to animate the horizontal position.
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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostWed Apr 01, 2020 3:11 pm

Justin Uthernube wrote:I want the text to scroll ACROSS the screen.


So then animate the X position of the PSD.
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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 5:17 am

So then animate the X position of the PSD.[/quote]

Iʼve made a little progress. Iʼve been able to get text to scroll across the screen the wrong way too fast. Now I just have to learn how to get it to move forward more slowly. :)
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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 1:00 pm

Go to the start of the title, and move the X Position into place.

Go to the end of the title, and move the X position into place.

Done.

To change scroll speed, you will need to change title duration.
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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostSun Apr 05, 2020 6:26 pm

That is a huge simplification. It might work depending or your needs or if you don't care about artifacting in the text. For credits shown on large screens that's an absolute no-no. It needs to scroll in exact pixels like Igor shows in his video.
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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostMon Apr 06, 2020 5:10 am

roger.magnusson wrote:That is a huge simplification. It might work depending or your needs or if you don't care about artifacting in the text. For credits shown on large screens that's an absolute no-no. It needs to scroll in exact pixels like Igor shows in his video.


He wants horizontal scrolling, which does not need the exact pixels method.
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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostSat Apr 11, 2020 9:21 am

Jim Simon wrote:
Chris Theofanopoulos wrote:So you add a fields node to the photoshop file and you have a progressive bg with an interlaced scroll?


No, I don't do any of that.
Then I guess you haven't done anything for broadcast.... Cause if you sent for broadcast a progressive crawl or scroll it doesn't pass QC.

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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostSun Apr 12, 2020 12:52 am

Fusion can animate in fields, which is why I posted the solution earlier in this topic.
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Re: Scrolling text tutorial?

PostSun Apr 12, 2020 12:54 am

Justin Uthernube wrote:Iʼve made a little progress. Iʼve been able to get text to scroll across the screen the wrong way too fast. Now I just have to learn how to get it to move forward more slowly. :)


Well, Iʼve made a little more progress. Now Iʼve got it to scroll forward slowly after it scrolls backward quickly. I wish the manual explained keyframes more clearly, or the software showed keyframe positions more clearly than just <♢> :)

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