Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video 012 Creating gradient type in After Effects, part of Design in Motion.
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Hi! Rob Garrott here and welcome to Design in Motion, the weekly series where we…will explore important fundamentals in the world of motion graphics.…After Effects has some very sophisticated type tools and when you combine them…with a wide variety of effects, you can create great looking type in just a few simple steps.…Let's take a look.…This is the effect we are going to create in After Effects. Let's hit Play here.…Now, what I've done is I've used a basic type layer and some type animation…techniques to create a look of type that has a gradation across the face of it…and a little of that wet look reflection line that is so popular these days.…
There's a few steps of this technique, so let's get started in After Effects.…So here in After Effects I have got a composition and I've got a blue solid with…the gradation on it, using the Ramp effect and another blue solid right below it,…and that's what's creating this infinite plane that you see here in the…Composition window, and then I've just got a basic type layer.…
- Communicating emotion using color correction
- Using expressions to control animation
- Rendering type in a seamless environment
- Doing more with less in the After Effects render queue
- Creating bouncing animated type using dynamics
- Creating realism with Global illumination
- Working with Xrefs to simplify the workflow
Skill Level Intermediate
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