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    How do I write erratically on Sony Vegas, such as the typewriter

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    I presume you want to do this with text.

    The way I'd do it is as follows:

    Select on the timeline where you want to insert the text, right click, and select "Insert Generated Media"

    Use the "(Legacy) Text" generated media (that's what it's called in version 11, previous versions use "Sony Text")

    Make sure the text is left alligned (otherwise as you add letters it will keep re-justifying)
    Type the completed text and position it using the position tab and make a note of the X and Y positions.

    Clcik on the button in the bottom left, titled "Animate" - this will open up a timeline for the text.
    You will probably want to zoom in on this by using the "+" button at the bottom right.

    Make sure the cursor is at the far right.

    Insert your first letter into your text box.
    Go into the position tab again and insert the recorded values into the X and Y positions
    Right click on the diamond shape under the cursor (this is known as the keyframe marker) and select "Hold"

    Go back into the "Edit" tab
    Move the cursor on the timeline left a little and add the second letter - a diamond shape will appear on the timeline, your second keyframe marker - this should also appear maroon - having in herited the "hold" property from the previous marker.
    Move the cursor left and add the third letter - etc etc.

    You can drag each of the keyframe markers to alter the timing to suit.

    Job done!

    If you do not do it in the above order you will find you have to go back and change the various parameters (position, justification) for each and every keyframe. Similarly, if you decide to change the text at any point this becomes mindbogglingly tedious as the text at every keyframe will need changing.

    So the key thing here is make sure you get it right first time by typing out the completed text first and making sure it looks right, spellings are correct etc.
    Last edited by TimStannard; 01-29-2012 at 04:07 PM. Reason: Updated to include example and image
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    thank you tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensanhor View Post
    thank you tim
    You're welcome. i'm trying to upload an image of what the Text window looks like, but running into problems.

    Meanwhile - here's the result:
    Tim

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    thank you very much Tim

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