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Exploding Text effect using Apple Motion

Check out this short Apple Motion tutorial on how to create an exploding text effect using a combination of standard text and a LiveFont.

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In Apple Motion you can use a combination of LiveFonts and regular fonts to create some cool looking effects.

To create this exploding title effect, activate the text tool and type your title within the Canvas window.

Use the select / transform tool to adjust the location and size of your text object.

Right click on the title within the Canvas window and choose duplicate from the contextual menu.

Navigate over to the Library tab and look for the Live Fonts category.

Drag the nitro font onto your top text layer.

Press command 7 to bring forward the timeline tab.

If you drag through your timeline you'll notice the nitro characters over top of the plain text layer.

Navigate over to the Inspector window.

Scroll down and look for the LiveFont timing parameters.

Adjust the sequence rate to a value of 8% and adjust the speed to 500%.

Now click on the bottom text layer within the timeline.

Click on the Add Behavior button and choose Text - Basic,  and Fade Characters Left in.

Now drag the bottom text layer along with it's behavior to offset the timing a bit to give first character a chance to explode on.

You may also need to adjust the timing a bit of the behavior to match the timing of the exploding letters.

Okay, that's it!

Back up and watch the final composite.

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