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Old May 12th, 2008, 11:48 AM   #16
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Old May 13th, 2008, 09:53 AM   #17
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I was at an friend's studio yesterday and he showed me the titling he has done with FCP just using templates that came with, I was extremely jealous. ProType titler indeed has a long way to go.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 11:31 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by James Harring View Post
Scenario: You have a title and applied all the effects you wish to it, such as Drop Shadow, Dropping words, Font size, etc.

Goal: You want to reuse the same attributes for all other title supers for consistent look thru the whole production.

Issue: I found as I replaced one name with another in the super, as soon as I deleted the first letter in the title I lost all the attributes.

Solution: Instead of doing an insert edit (I-beam cursor) and deleting/backspacking the undesired letters out, instead "swipe" or "highlight" at LEAST the first letter (more is ok, but get the very first letter) of the first word in the title text.
Then ctrl-v pre-loaded text from the clipboard, or start typing your new text over the highlighted letter(s).
The attributes you wish to retain appear to be embedded in the very first letter of the very first word of the super text, so replacing this letter by highlighting it and typing new characters is ok, but any deletion of the first letter of the first word causes all the attributes to revert to defaults.

Then just "save as" with updated name. I use the clipboard, so after pasting the new title in the pro-type window, I ctrl-v in the "save as" box and use same name for veg file too.

Footnote: I just bought Vasst Protype DVD, but was in the middle of a project and unable to figure out the "official" way, so now things have calmed down, I hope to really dig into Pro-type. It looks complicated, but I sense there's real power in this tool. Quality is outstanding.
Cheers! That one was driving me mad!
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Old July 5th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Ian Stark View Post
Is Live Type a Mac only app though? Agreed it looks pretty good.
Like a number of Apple products, Live Type started out as a very innovative cross-platform application... it came from a company called Prismo Graphics. Once Apple engulfed and devoured it, the Windows version was killed... like Logic and Shake. Credit Apple for having the foresight to acquire great applications like these, but don't give 'em too much credit for actually building these apps from scratch.
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