The Useful Toolbox Title Pack
Something for every occasion. Staying mostly in 2D with a little bit of 3D, lighting is kept to a minimum to keep renders fast, and there’s a focus on basic, simple, but flexible titles. There are several in a similar style for one-line and two-line lower thirds with background boxes, and others in a more complex style with oodles of flexibility and built-in animations.
The Useful Toolbox Title Pack is for sale now in two parts, Volume 1 and Volume 2, through VFXmarket.com.
The Useful Toolbox Title Pack, Volume 1:
The Useful Toolbox Title Pack, Volume 2:
Here's the downloadable iBooks-based guide to both Volumes of the Useful Toolbox Title Pack, including tips, tricks, screenshots and examples.
Volume 1 titles include:
- Driftbox — Assemble
- Driftbox — Slide
- These two left-side titles provide two different ways to bring the text on, but both use a partly opaque box and several clones of your text to add interest. Position and rotation are locked to the 3D transform of the text, and you can offset the text and control the overall animation using the Inspector parameters.
- Modern — One Line
- Modern — Two Lines
- One line and two line versions of a simple title that slowly rotates. The boxes are tied to the text’s 3D rotation and position, so grab them to move them around, and change the camera parameters to control how they rotate. Multiple copies atop one another can work well.
- Simple Fold Down — Two Lines
- Simple Fold Drift — Two Lines
- Simple Fold Out — Two Lines
- Simple Wipe On — One Line
- Simple Wipe On — Two Lines
- Simple Wipe On Twist — One Line
- Simple Wipe On Twist — Two Lines
- These titles are all simple and similar, featuring one or two lines of text on top of boxes that twist, wipe or fold as they appear. Text can appear or drop in too, and of course colors can all change. Dragging the text will reposition the text within the boxes, but separate controls in the inspector can move the boxes and the text within them if needed.
Volume 2 titles include:
- Adjuster — Fade
- Adjuster — Multi-Wipe
- Adjuster — Multi-Wipe + Text
- These three titles all affect the video below them, allowing you to control brightness, gamma, add a vignette, a blur, a crystallize effect, a color, or any combination of those. They're perfect for knocking back the video beneath any kind of title.
- The Fade version simply fades in, while the Multi-Wipe versions can wipe on from any direction, and the Text version adds a simple title that's revealed by the wipe.
- Big Scrolling Text — Video Inside
- Good for short sentences or longer words, this title uses giant letters in a crawl, revealing underlying video inside the letters.
- Circle Boost
- This extremely flexible, modern title pops up a circle with text inside, then adds three arcs around the circle. They can be positioned inside or outside the circle, and width and color of everything can be changed. The position and rotation of the circle and arcs are locked to the text, so use the text’s 3D transform controls to move or rotate everything, and the text offset controls in the inspector to move only the text.
- Light Sticks
- A bit of crazy fun with an old-school style lower-third, you can move both lines of text and adjust opacity and color.
- Outline then Fill
- This is a simple, elegant title which outlines your text, and then fills it in. Simple controls let you adjust how the text is animated.
- Outline then Fill — Video Inside
- Giant text, with a shadow, and which reveals underlying video inside the letters. Use the Baseline Shift text parameter (under advanced) if you need to move the text up or down, as moving the text manually will leave the shadow where it is.
- Rough — One Line
- Rough — Two Lines
- These one and two line versions let you put text on a rough-shaped box. There are six included shapes, and you can change the color and size easily. Rotation and position are locked to the text's 3D transform controls.
- Word Full of Itself
- This experimental title takes a (short) word, then repeats many tiny copies of that word inside an outline of the word itself. When you type a new word, you'll have to move the playhead away and then come back to get FCP X to update. Color and size can be changed.