Text FX is a set of tools for animating text objects in Blender.
The add-on is designed with the artist in mind, featuring a user friendly UI and an easy (yet powerful) workflow.
You need only to add a text, then apply an effect.
Text FX contain two different types of text:
which is an ordinary text object with the ability to change its content over time using 5 different effects:
Increment: for animating the numbers.
Typewriter: typewriting effect.
Scramble: starts with random texts, then reveals the desired text.
Timer: with this effect you can add a timer, for a clock, a count down …etc
Read lines: this effect is very versatile, basically you choose a text from the Text editor, and the effect will display this text line by line.
The difference between this text and the simple text is that the chars in advanced text are separated, that mean you could animate every char individually with the help of three effects (Wave, Wiggle, Copy animation).
Wave : wave animation.
Wiggle : to move the chars in random locations.
Copy animation : basically all the chars copy the animation from an object with offset, with the ability to add secondary motion like bouncing.
Seems like a simple concept, but it’s very effective for making complex animations.
Sync with audio : you can use an audio file to drive the animation (Advanced text only ).
Baking : you can bake your animation to keyframes (Advanced text only).
- Extract the zip file.
- Open the user preferences, in the Add-ons tab press “Install from File” button, then locate “TextFX.py” then hit enter or double click.
- The add-on has now been installed you can find it in the “Animation” category, to enable it check the box to the left of the add-on.
- In the 3d view toolshelf a new tab will appear named TextFX and we have a menu for adding a new text with two options simple and advanced.
NOTE: The user manual is not up to date (yet) with the version 1.1.0
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