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Bill
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I am trying to make a dynamic caption where it starts at the top then moves to the center then sit still until the end. The second or middle keyframe seems to have a mind of its own. I am not able to move the caption in the middle keyframe. My real goal is to start at the top, move to the center, then grow larger. Since I can't do the first case my second case is hopeless.

- Bill


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Dieter
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Hello Bill,

You have 2 keyframes, the first and the last. Right click in the keyframe line and "Add a Keyframe". Now you have 3 keyframes. Activate "Keyframe 1- blue" and put your text on the position. Now activate "Keyframe 2 - blue" and put the text in the middle. Now right click on "Keyframe 2" and choose "Copy to the next Keyframe". Now it should work. Best regards, Dieter


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Bill
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Deiter, thank you for your response. It seems pretty straight forward, so I followed your instructions exactly. Unfortunately it still does not work for me, the center keyframe has no effect. Have you tried it yourself?

- Bill


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Dieter
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Hello Bill,

yes, i actually tried it. I often do such dynamics.yes. I just made a few more attempts. At the bottom right of the preview window are several symbols: an arrow, a cross, a circle with arrows, a folder, etc. The cross with the arrows must be blue, then the keyframe can be moved. If this icon is not active, it turns "red" when you want to move the script. That should be the solution.

I hope you can see my screen attached.

Best regards   Dieter

 

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Bill
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Well Dieta I did get it to work after several tries. For some reason the "editing symbols" did not appear at the lower right of the display. I fiddled with the view and voila! they suddenly appeared. Don't ask me how or why. After a few more attempts I got the caption to work as well. I suspect there is a bug somewhere and it may be in my brain! Or not. I sincerely apricate the help, thank you very much for taking the time to work with me.

- Bill

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Dieter
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Hello Bill,

yipiiiii!!  Yes, with the software and PC it is like that. Don't ask me how or why. I'm glad I could help you.

Best regards   Dieter


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Bill
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Dieter, I am a retired computer programmer, and I can't tell you why or how either. It appears that "Copy to next keyframe" may (I say MAY) be the key. I'll figure it out eventually.

I am an ex Photodex user where I was reasonably proficient. Photopia is a pretty easy alternative, but it does have its surprises. Yippee!

Cheers,

- Bill


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