I want to make a beginning title sequence in a flight departures board style, the one with the flipping characters. It's a lot of work to do it myself, especially as it is a one-off project. Does anyone know of software that can do this?
Rory, to get around the kerning you might try a monospaced font. Examples would be like the OCR A and Lucida Console fonts. These should eliminate your kerning issues but these typically aren't "pretty" fonts.
@DrLumen absolutely the type faces where the characters are the same width tend to look unusual. I noticed that in some countries they used these type faces for directional signs and strangely enough were easier to read from a distance even though the negative space between was regimental.
The nice thing about PTT is its ability to centre the animation from centre of each character which would help with the spacing issue and the rolling effect.
worth a go but a bit more hassle to see what we get.