3D Model follow typewriter text? - Solved
I am working on a project for one of the daughters to be projected on stage. She needs a specific text to appear on a chalk board as if being written by a ghost. I signed up for a free trial of AE to use the stroke/text reveal and that was easy. Now, I have created a "piece of chalk" (a plain white cylinder in Blender) and exported it as an FBX and brought it into Hitfilm where I have arranged the PNG sequences of each line forming that I exported from AE. I started out manually key framing the position of the chalk and it was going slow, but well then the darn mouse started jumping around and moving layers again like my recent Wishlist post and then after frame one the chalk would disappear. No matter what I did I could not get it back. So I reimported the model, copied the keyframes from the first one, had all the setting exactly copied and it's all off and not smooth like it was before.
Sorry, long story short: Is there a way to automatically have the model follow the text as it appears? I don't think tracking would work in this instance as there really isn't 1 point to track? But I may be wrong about that. Oh, the text is all that appears in the layer the rest is transparent except for the chalk. I have a feeling it's manual key frame or nothing but wanted confirmation. Thanks all.