Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a text layer, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
Time to add some text to this composition.…To make sure that the appropriate panels are open, change your workspace to the…Text workspace preset.…If the Character and Paragraph panels do not appear, go back to the Text pop-up…and choose Reset Text.…Now I'll click Yes.…I'm going to resize my Comp panel slightly to make sure I'm viewing this at 100%.…I've gone back to 1 View, and I'm going to temporarily turn off the camera, so I…can see my set face on with no perspective distortion.…I'm going to make sure that Paragraph is to centered text. That'll make it easy…for me to arrange my text in this window, and I don't know what fonts you…may be currently using.…
So I'm going to go ahead and choose Reset Character to get this back to its defaults.…Now the problem with creating lessons like this is we don't know what fonts you have.…So we have to pick fonts that come bundled with After Effects.…So we're going to pick the nice, safe Myriad Pro.…Not the most inspiring font, but at least we know you have it.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Floor
2. The Video Wall
3. The Dial
4. Creating the Main Composition
5. The Camera Move
6. Creating a Title
7. Lighting and Shadows
8. Further Polish
9. Finishing the Comps
10. Client Changes
11. Render Strategies
12. Bonus: Creating the Ring inside After Effects
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