I really don't know what is the best way to phrase this. But basically what I want is to have a single word on the screen, e.g. AUGUST.

So when the title first starts, all 6 letters will be constantly switching to random letters. Then slowly the letter in first position will stop, so in the example A will stop, then followed by U, G, U, S, T. Essentially it is a bunch of randomly changing letters in place that slowly reveal themselves to form a word.

Am working with Final Cut Pro, have Motion but not sure how to use it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

  • Someone recently asked on another forum in another context for the similar effect, so I created a JavaScript implementation for them, runs in a browser.
    – Serge
    Commented Oct 7, 2017 at 10:24

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I found the answer to what I was looking for in this video, by accident. Leaving it here so others may find it in the future.

I was able to get all letters to generate at once by selecting Custom in the behaviour of how the letters were generated.


Just wanted to add for anyone on After Effects you can very quickly and easily add a character offset.

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