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No way to set alignment of a Text Effect Strip object in the Video Editing Sequencer
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System Information
Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.18362 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 436.02

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.80 (sub 75), branch: master, commit date: 2019-07-29 14:47, hash: rBf6cb5f54494e
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
There is no auto-center option for the Text effect strip in 2.80 but there was in 2.76. (see: - see time 3:31)

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
To Repro:

File | New Video Editing
Add Text Strip

See the strip properties for "Effect Strip" will be:

  • Text
  • Size
  • Color
  • Shadow
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical

The Horizontal and Vertical properties look like they should control the positioning of the Text but they don't, they control the pivot point of the Text object.
The alignment of the text is always left and there's no way to change it but a better way would be to have a new property...
Alignment: Center | Left | Right | Justified



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