Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Anchor point grouping, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
Now, when we left this animation, the range selector was moving one word at a…time, but now I'd like to animate scale and rotation,…so let's see how that's going to work--and I will introduce a few new concepts for you.…First, I will remove the Position offset, so that the title is just fading on…one word at a time, and that will keep it a little simpler.…I will also twirl up the Advanced section since we are done with that, and I will…add Property > Scale, and add Property > Rotation.…
I will increase Scale to a large amount. And although the selection is moving…word by word, each character is scaling around its own individual anchor point.…If I set Rotation to 1 revolution, each character is also rotating around its…own individual anchor point.…So how do we fix that?…Well, that's where the More Options section comes in.…Twirl down More Options…and the first section, Anchor Point Grouping, also has a menu for Character, Word, Line, or All.…
If we set it to Word, now each word has its own anchor point, and that anchor…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- The core text animation recipes
- Animating text along a path
- Working with text animation presets
- Timing animation to audio
- Per-character 3D type
- Rendering with an alpha channel
- Making Photoshop type editable in After Effects
- Professional typesetting tips
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We have added four new movies to the end of Chapter 8, "Working With Audio." All four of these movies (Spotting dialog, Timing dialog to music, Mixing audio, and Refinements) apply to all versions covered by the course. In addition, there are new sets of exercise files designed for After Effects CS5.5 and After Effects CS6 and a companion movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.
After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parentingwith Chris Meyer1h 40m Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposingwith Chris Meyer2h 24m Intermediate
1. Creating Type
2. Animating Type
3. Cascading Type
4. Animating by Words
5. Flowing Text
Animated tracking5m 46s
6. Per-Character 3D
7. The Wiggly Selector (and More)
8. Working With Audio
9. Using Text Presets
11. Typesetting Tips
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