This Final Cut Pro X title template is similar to the built-in Basic Title title template with the addition of keyframable parameters
Here is initial part of the controls:
In other Final Cut titles, you can’t use keyframes to animate text tracking, slant and other parameters in the Text tab of the title inspector. This title overcomes that limitation. By setting keyframes for Tracking for example, you can animate the spacing between letters.
As well as Size, Line Spacing, Tracking and Baseline, and graphical effects which are found in the Text tab, you can also control Slant, Letter Rotation and how the text is typed on.
If you keyframe Type On End from 0% to 100%, that will control the speed the text appears character by character.
Download this disk image:
It includes an installation script for Spherico’s Motion Template Tool application, if you don’t have it on your Mac, download it. It is a freeware/donationware tool that simplifies effects installation for Final Cut Pro X users. MTT installs effects for Final Cut Pro X in the correct folders, creating them if need be. You don’t need to have Motion 5 or MTT installed for these effects to work.
Once you have MTT installed on your computer, double-click the ‘Install Alex4D Basic – Keyframable 1.0’ file.
If you don’t want to use the Motion Template Tool, install these effects in Home / Movies / Motion Templates / Titles / Alex4D:
The title will appear in the Alex4D section of the Titles browser.
Double-click to add it to your timeline.