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Snapping Title


Snapping Title has built in position snapping as well as utility guides to visually align other media to title placement.

Requires FCPX 10.4.10 or higher. May be backdated to 10.4.0.

Snapping Title - Complex title arrangements with perfect alignment

This is a Basic Title with built in snapping and guides!

Use this for Bullet Lists and other creative title arrangements.

Default snapping grid is set to 72×72 but this is completely adjustable.

To create a line that you can slide text across, simply set the H Step Size to 0 and every pixel is available.

Grid is always from the center outwards.

Show Guides will display a horizontal and vertical line intersecting the assigned “center” of the Title text. Options are “Left”, “Right” and Center on X (which is the point based upon the text Alignment setting).

Show Spacing displays on screen the H Step Size and V Step Size (as a convenience — and it’s easier to read than the parameter list!)

Guides can be used to place other graphic elements aligned to the text.

Snapping Title Parameters

Text parameters provided at the bottom for your convenience. If you organize your fonts in Collections in Font Book, you’ll have access to this shortcut here (not available in the Text Inspector!)

Suggested workflow:

Add Snapping title to your storyline. Leave the default text at the center of the screen.

Set the Step Sizes to the desired settings. Use the Guides as an assist to “pre-flight” the spacings.

Set the Font characteristics and set the text of the title.

Drag the text to the desired starting location and turn off the guides.

Option-drag a duplicate copy of the title. Drag its text to the next snapping point and edit its text.

Continue this process until you’ve completed your layout.

Use the optional guides if you need to place other content, like images, etc., to your layout.

Installation Instructions.

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