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Annotation Layer

This layer shows a simple text box somewhere on the screen.

Group Parameter Function
Content Text This is the text to displayed by this layer.
Animation Incoming You can choose the way in which the layer appears when set to Live. The Push transitions slide the box to the position defined in the Geometry section below.
Outgoing You can choose the way in which the crawler disappears when disabled.
Duration If anything other than Cut is selected for either of the incoming or outgoing transitions, you can specify the time it takes to complete.
Appearance Text You can use the Mac font chooser to adjust how the text will appear.
Vertical Alignment Specifies whether the text should be aligned to the top, center or bottom of the box.
Text Alignment Specifies whether the text should be aligned to the left, center or right of the box. You can also choose Justified to force each line of text to fill the width of the box.
Drop Shadow Enables options for a drop shadow to be applied on the text. You can set the color, opacity, blur amount and the distance and direction from the text.
Background Type You can set what to use as the background for the text box. Pick from None (disables all other options in this section), Constant Color, Gradient Left to Right, Gradient Top to Bottom or Custom Image.
Color 1/2 Set the color for a constant color background or set the two colors to be used in a gradient. The opacity can be set in the color picker as well.
Image When you select Custom Image, you will be able to choose the image you want for the background. The image will be scaled regardless of proportion to fill the whole box using the parameters set in the Geometry section below.
Drop Shadow Enables options for a drop shadow to be applied on the text box. You can set the color, opacity, blur amount and the distance and direction from the box. The opacity will follow the same settings as applied to the color above but can be adjusted further in these settings.
Geometry Position X/Y This sets the distance of the box's center from the left (X) and bottom (Y) edges of the document.
Width/Height Sets the width and height of the text box.
Inset Sets how far from the edges of the box the text should be be confined within. This controls the inset from all sides, and should be adjusted in conjunction with the alignment options above.
layer/annotation.txt · Last modified: 2013/07/07 13:07 by david