I recently upgraded from Sony Movie Studio 12 to Movie Studio 16. Big jump, I know, but I skipped out on 14 and 15 because of various user interface issues in the demos that I just didn't want to deal with. Version 16 finally seemed to have everything I needed for a decent workflow, and I was especially happy when I found out that the Legacy Text Generator was just hidden and not completely removed.
However, in Sony Movie Studio 12 when I add VFX to generated text and muck about with it to my heart's desire, I can see the text being affected (i.e. with the Light Rays VFX). In Movie Studio 16, I've discovered that when I add vfx to generated text, nothing seems to happen in the preview regardless of what settings I change and if I add this to the Media FX or the Video Event FX. This happens regardless of whether it's the Legacy or normal Text Generator, and seems to also have no effect on NewBlue Titler Pro.
This is a handy feature in Sony MS 12, as I can apply different VFX to separate video tracks and get some cool visuals going on. If this isn't possible in MS16, I may have to switch back, despite some of the other amazing additions.
Hopefully there's just a checkbox I'm not aware of. Assistance would be appreciated!