Animations allow you to create animated text items that are similar to a slideshow. Animated text allows you to:
- Display more content in less space.
- Make your video dynamic with text content that changes over time.
To animate your text, click 'Text' from the left menu, and select 'Add Animation' from the expanded options.
On the right contextual menu, add your text content under 'Slides' under the 'Edit' tab. Use the small square box besides the Animation text box to set the time duration for each slide, in seconds. It is set to 3 seconds by default.
Add more slides by pressing the plus icon. Use the media controls to play or stop your slide.
Animated text content can be customized like plain text. You can change the animated text's:
- Line height and spacing
- Additional effects like shadows
Text effects can vary greatly between slides within an Animation, allowing you to expressive your creativity to the fullest.
To standardize formatting on your slides, just click the slide that uses the font, color and formatting that you'd like to apply to your other slides within that Animation. In the media control options, click 'Apply to all slides' found right besides the stop button.
Animation is free to use, and it can be used on all kinds of designs with plain text items. If your design is an image, adding Animation will convert it to a video. An animated design can be downloaded as an mp4 or .gif file.
Using a transition that works
There's more ways to transition your text that simply fading it in and out of the design. Under the 'Slides' settings in the right contextual menu, click 'Transition' to expand the transition options available to you. Here are the transitions you can use:
- Fade (default option)
- Peek down (up, left or right)
- Wipe down (up, left or right)
- Pan down (up, left or right)
If you want to create a full transition for your animation, toggle the 'Transition Intro & Outro' button, which allows your first text item to transition in and your last text item to transition out.
Words can't explain which transition will work best for your design. We recommend experimenting with each transition option to see which makes a good fit for your design.