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Apple Motion 5 Cookbook by Nick Harauz

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An intro to Text behaviors

So far, the behaviors we've added in Motion have had no restrictions. It means we can apply them to any movie, still, PSD file, or Text object, and it will work. The next few behaviors we'll be exploring are restrictive, meaning you can only apply them to particular objects. For instance, particle behaviors can be applied to particles and text behaviors can only be applied to text. While there's an entire chapter dedicated to text, here's a sneak peak at animating text with behaviors.

How to do it...

  1. From the exercise files of this chapter, open the 03_09 project by double-clicking on it.
  2. Press the Space bar to play back the project. It's a simple text object with a lightly-animated gradient background from the Library ...

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