Animating more properties


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Animating more properties

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-- le...

Animating more properties
Video duration: 3m 31s 3h 48m Beginner Updated Nov 20, 2012

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Animating more properties provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music

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