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Creating Avid Marquee title on a path

Check out this short Media Composer tutorial using Marquee to animate a text object on a path.

Continue reading for a full text based Marquee tutorial on this same concept.


Step 1:  Navigate to the menu at the top of the screen and choose Toolsets > Expert Animation.  Draw a shape with the shape tool. 

Click on the Shape tool within the Marquee tool palette.  Click in the Canvas area to draw a path that you want your title to follow.


Step 2:  Click on the Edit Tool to select the shape that you've drawn. 


Then navigate to the menu bar at the top of the screen and select the Object Menu > Convert Shape to Path.

Step 3: Click on the Text Tool and type your text on the path.



 Step 5: Convert the path to a crawl.  With the text tool still activated.  Right click on the text path, and choose Motion > Crawl from the pop-up contextual menu.


Step 6: Re-Select the text object with the Edit Tool within the Marquee toolbar. 


Step 7: As an alternate step, go ahead and change the surface properties of your text object.  It's probably a good idea to change the surface properties before you animated the title, so you can see what your doing. 


Step 8: Place the position indicator at the front of the timeline.  Click on the Animation Mode button within the Marquee tool palette.


Step 9: Navigate to the text properties tab, and adjust the scroll path to a positive value.  You should see the text object move across the path as you adjust the values.


Step 10: Place the position indicator towards the end of the timeline, and adjust the scroll position back to 0.  That should do it.

For more in depth Avid Marquee training, GeniusDV offers Marquee training as part of it's 5 Day hands-on comprehensive Media Composer training course. 



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