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Lesson 3. Animated L-Train Logo > Positioning another element

Positioning another element

Next, you will animate the scale and position of the word productions and set a fade-in.

  1. In the Time Layout window, temporarily hide the video for the Train Logo layer by selecting the Video switch for the layer.

  2. Set the current time to 03:24, and then drag the Merged/Prod.ai footage item from the Project window into the Time Layout window.

  3. Press the S key to display the Scale property, and then click the underlined Scale value. In the Scale dialog box, deselect Preserve Frame Aspect Ratio, enter 61 for Width, leave Height at 100, and click OK.

    Deselecting Preserve Frame Aspect Ratio lets you enter different values for Width and Height, which changes the aspect ratio of the layer.

  4. With the current time still at 03:24, click the stopwatch to set an initial Scale keyframe.

  5. Press Shift+P to display the Position property, and then in the Composition window drag the layer so that the word productions is centered from left to right, and the bottom edge of the p aligns with the bottom of the action-safe zone (the lower of the two lines).


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  6. Click the stopwatch to set an initial Position keyframe.

    Now you'll finish scaling the layer and then you'll return it to its original aspect ratio by selecting Preserve Frame Aspect Ratio.

  7. In the Time Layout window, move the current-time marker to 05:02, and click the underlined Scale value. Then select Preserve Frame Aspect Ratio again, set the Scale to 90 for both Width and Height, and click OK.

  8. In the Composition window, move the Merged/Prod.ai layer so that it matches the template. A keyframe is automatically created.

  9. Set the beginning of the work area by dragging the left work area marker to approximately 03:15, and then play a wireframe preview by pressing Alt+0 (Windows) or Option+0 (Mac OS) on your numeric keypad.


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