PROTYPO™ Lesson - Keyframe-less Kinetic Text for Final Cut Pro X - Pixel Film Studios Tutorials
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Welcome to a ProTypo lesson from Pixel Film Studios.

ProTypo allows Final Cut Pro X Users to create custom kinetic text animations without having to worry about key-framing. 

Users can simply change the position of each text field, adjust the look, and decide how to frame the text field. ProTypo will do the rest.

There are 20 presets that allow for animations up to 20 words. Each protypo preset is fully customizable and allows users to  create any animation their creative heart desires.

We will start by Dragging the PROTYPO generator onto the timeline. Then scale the clip to the desired length.

For this example we will choose a 4 word preset and adjust the clip to 9 Seconds long.

First thing we want to accomplish is setting up the environment. You can choose a 16x9 image for the background that moves with the cameras position, a stagnant image or a color gradient. 

For this scene we are going to use the Background color gradient option. 

You can accomplish this by checking the Background Color Check Box and selecting the two colors your background is made up of.

Now its time to edit and position the text. 

Place your playhead at the beginning of your clip and edit the text fields by double clicking them in the Final Cut Pro X Viewer.

You can also Click the text button in the top right of your screen to change the font, scale, color, and outline.

Once the text fields are filled in and the final look is achieved, its time to get the text fields in their desired locations.

You can click the in the viewer window and drag the text around, then rotate in the the control panel. 

Users can also move the text closer or deeper into the environment by adjusting the z position of the text field. 

This really helps to create a cool custom look.

Second, Users can utilize images in their scene. 

Simply select the drop zone activation check box, click the drop zone icon and select your image from your timeline or library. Then select the "apply clip” button in the Viewer. 

Now position this image or images anywhere in your scene. 

The next step is framing. Scan through the timeline and look how your text field is framed. Users can adjust this by changing the Word offsets.

 If you want to zoom in or out more use the Z Offset. Or if you want to frame the image with the text adjust X and Y offset also. 

Complete this for every word in your animation.

Now for some final Touches.

If you want to slow down and stop on the text fields a bit longer just adjust the Master Pause length Slider. 

If you would like to start from the first word and no zoomed out on the whole scene, click the Start Zoomed Check box.

And finally, decide where you want your clip to end by adjusting the Master end position.

In the end you can compound your clip and slice it up and add clip between your animation.

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