I have some things I want to do with text in jitter. Here are the critical tasks that I cannot figure out how to do:
1) a line of text that moves along a circular path
2) a line of text that moves long the surface of a sphere
Once I can do these, I want to have multiple lines, where a line of text will appear letter by letter out of a particular spot. And possibly other similar text animations.
In other software, like Adobe Illustrator, there is a simple "text to path" type command. Obviously it wont be this simple in Max, but surely there are ways to do this. My only thoughts are to create each letter individually, figure out how to create its "anchor point", have this anchor move along a path (how to get a path from a sphere?!?), and rotate the anchor according to the angle of the path. Or something like that - way too complicated for me to figure out :S
Does anyone know of any methods? Or ways to get started?
Any help is greatly appreciated :)