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Iain Anderson on Sat, March 11th 0 comments
Motion is a powerful yet accessible tool for titling and motion graphics. Iain Anderson delves into some of the newest additions in version 5.3: the Align To and Link Improvements.

Introduction

Any old new project is fine here — check out the new pretty icons though

Setting up

The UI has been moved around
Gluing one object to another has never been easier

Snapping two objects together

Match the centers first

Interesting options

Then match up two edges
The aligned objects will share the same rotation too

Rotation too

Use a custom offset if you like, and apply a transition to apply the alignment over time

Smooth moves

Backgrounds for text boxes — yes please

New tricks with text

Linking to the width of the text? Absolutely

New Link Powers

Align to font-specific properties of the text

Align To text as well

Whatever happened to the descender position on Myriad Pro?

 Conclusion

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