mikey (PSP6, Photoshop CS6, Vegas Pro 14, Acid 7, BluffTitler, Nikon D300s, D810)
Lots of PIC and Arduino microprocessor stuff too !!
He would like to be able to create caption effects that are based on the distance between letters.
For example: 1st keyframe - the letters are far apart - character spacing is 200
2nd keyframe - normal space - character spacing is 100.
I often wished for the same kind of effect. Now, in Producer 6, we have the option for text layers, and the ability to manipulate the character spacing through keyframes, would be a rather nice addition.
With a text layer, you can create quite a large variety of text effects. But, for spacing between characters controlled by keyframes, I think you're stuck with working with single character captions for the forseeable future. The Character Spacing is a global caption feature ... and no global features have access at the keyframe level. So, it's why you have to create the effect yourself. Using multiple text layers and modifiers on the Text Effects | Position settings for each, I think you can create this effect quite simply. It's the only way I know of to work around the global features limitation.
As a workaround, I know this suggestion is not the same as having total key frame control of the character spacing as desired, but in the meantime, did you try applying the caption motion choice (in "normal" effects setting area) called "spacing out" which displays a slow widening of character spacing effect during the slide time. Just a thought.
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