Animate Text without Plugins or Keyframes in Final Cut Pro X

by bretfx.com

Learn to use the built in Custom text tool to animate text without using keyframes or plugins!

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to utilize the FCPX Custom text tool to animate text in Final Cut Pro X without using keyframes or plugins. With the often overlooked custom text tool you can easily create great text animation with just a couple of clicks. Change opacity, position, rotation, scale, duration, spread, blur and easing all without creating a single keyframe!

As a bonus we’ll also cover an advanced technique for creating an overshoot look. This technique does utilize a few keyframes, but still benefits from many adjustable parameters of the custom text tool including unit size, easing, duration, and spread.

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