Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating more properties, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
In the last movie, we created a text animator and offset position so that the…letters drop in from the top of the composition.…Once you have a text animator, it's very easy to add additional properties.…Let's say I'd like to add rotation.…I click on the Add button, Add > Property > Rotation.…I'll return to the beginning of the comp where all of the characters are selected.…The default for rotation is to have no offset, but if I increase the Rotation…value, you can see that the letters will rotate, and I don't want to do too much,…just a little angle.…
Now as the animation progresses and the characters are no longer selected, they…return to their original rotation value and this offset has no effect.…Now when you are adding properties, it's always best to use the Add button.…You can use the Animate button, provided the animator is selected.…If I select Animator 1, I can use either Animate or Add. But notice, if no…animator is selected and I select Animate-- let's say I plan to add the scale property--…
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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