Many layers have got their own text input so that you can enter text conviniently directly into the layer. However there are some situations where you want to put in text were the layer is designed to present an image or video. Usually in this case you need to design an image with an externe graphics application to accomplish this. Changing this text is tedious because you always need to go the round trip through the external editor. With the Text Source this isn’t necessary: You can change text within mimoLive easily. If you need it automated you can change the text with the HTTP API.

Define The Render Size

By default the Text Source is rendered in to the Document Size.
You can change this to a custom size by choosing “Custom…” from the “Render Size” popup and entering the desired dimensions in the text fields below.

Settings

* Click on the cogwheel in the bottom right corner to bring up the Settings

The Text Source has lot of options to customise the look of the resulting image.

In the Appearance section you can define the properties of the text like font, size, color, alignment or a drop shadow. You even can add an outline border to the text.

In the Geometry section you can specify the area where the text will be printed to by insets from the edges.

The Background section let you design the background of your text image. You can chose from gradients, a solid color or an image from your source repository.

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