About Text in Motion

Motion lets you add text to your project in the Canvas—select the Text tool, click in the Canvas, then start typing. After you create the text, you can apply text styles, special effects filters, animation behaviors, and keyframes. (For details on animating text, see Animating Text.) You can modify text as a whole object, or as separate glyphs (characters), allowing for endless combinations of effects.

After you create a text treatment—a text style with the perfect gradient colors, radiant glow, or customized behavior—you can save the behavior or style in the Library for use on other text treatments, or to use in a future project.

Using Text as Particle and Replicator Source Objects

Text objects can be used as source cells for particle emitters and replicators to create stunning graphics. If you later modify the source text, Motion updates the replicator and particle system. If the text used as a cell source has applied behaviors or filters, the effect is carried over into the replicator or particle system. For more information about using particle emitters and replicators, see Working with Particles and Using the Replicator.