Adding and animating type on a path


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Adding and animating type on a path

Animating text on a path will give you the ultimate control when you're trying to fly your text around on a screen. To get started with our animation, let's look at what we've got. layer 1 we have a Text layer, and layer 2, if we double-click on it you can see it's a pre-comp of our Illustrator logo. So let's close that comp and talk about what we're going to create. I want these four words to fly around the kinetEco logo in a circle, and then we're going to have both of them scale away from the camera so it looks like they are just kind of fading off into a very small place.

So to get started, we need to create our path. I'd like to have flexibility with my animations, and in doing that I'd like to be able to reference my path from any other layer at any time. So instead of just creating my path right on the wind solar green energy layer, let's create a path on a layer Solid. So if we go up under Layer, we can choose New > Solid and just make sur...

Adding and animating type on a path
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Adding and animating type on a path provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CS6 Essential Training

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