Full time Customer Success team member, full time Star Wars fan, Dany Rizzo wrote a popular post on how she recreates Star Wars’ famous scrolling intro text in GoAnimate. Happy May the 4th everyone!

Sometimes the Force is strong with you and you’re inspired to create videos worthy of a Jedi…or are you a Sith? Whatever side you’re on, we can all agree that making videos with GoAnimate is not nearly as difficult as building a second Death Star. In fact, it’s so easy even Jar Jar Binks can do it!

In honor of May the 4th, here’s a tip on how to create your very own captions, Star Wars style.

May the 4th be with you scrolling text

How to create scrolling Text in GoAnimate

It takes seconds to achieve this fun Star Wars effect.

Simply add your text and select “movement” for motion in the Enter/Exit effects tab. You can position the text outside of the bottom of the screen and stretch the movement arrow all the way up outside the top of the screen for the scrolling effect. Feel free to extend the duration as long as you want to slow down the display.

Here’s a helpful diagram:

Once you’re done, head over to the “Text” tab and select the font of your choice and customize to your needs. You can change the color, size, and formatting such as making it bold or italicized.

You can place the text at the bottom of your video if you want to mimic closed captions or subtitles. Then simply copy and paste the same text box for consistency throughout your scenes, changing only the text. Alternatively, you can apply the “Motion Path” enter/exit effect to make your text scroll from one place to the other!

Master Yoda will be proud to see what you will accomplish on GoAnimate.

May the 4th be with you, always. – Dany Rizzo, Customer Success

Dany’s Tips and Tricks is a great resource for GoAnimate video makers. Check out what other fun things she’s discovered in the platform.

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