How to create update animations

Update animations are automatically triggered when new data is pushed to a widget via a control node or data node. If an update animation is enabled, any new information entered in the control field (or pushed via a data node) updates with an animation of your choosing. This requires your widget to first be connected to a control node or data node.


  • A composition with a text widget connected to a control node.

Learn know how to connect a widget to a control node here.

1. Enable update animation

  1. Open a composition and select the widget you want to have an update animation.

  2. Click the update tab in the property panel and select active.

2. Choose Out update animation settings

  1. In the drop-down menu on the left, set the animation type.

  2. In the drop-down menu in the center, set the animation direction.

  3. In the drop-down menu on the right, set the animation effect.

3. Choose in update animation settings

  • Repeat the process from step two for the In animation settings.

4. Test

To test your settings

  • Navigate to the data interface and control panel and update the widget's control node contents.

Every time you update the text, the In and Out update animations will be triggered.

To ensure the text is located where you want it in its bounding box

  • Click on the Toggle Bounding Box icon above the output screen.

To change the justification of the text

  1. Select the text tab in the property panel

  2. Change the justification in the justification drop-down menu.

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