Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating position, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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Now that you know the basics, let's recreate the animation we saw earlier.…Select Animator 1 and press Delete, so we can start again with a clean slate.…I'll click on the Animate button and select Position.…I'll twirl down Range Selector, and I can check that my values are in percent.…Currently, all of the characters are selected.…So when I add an offset on the y axis--let's move it up--…I won't move the characters off onto the pasteboard because I want you to be…able to see them for now,…so we'll leave it at around -180.…
Now we saw earlier, if I increase the value for Start, as the characters drop…outside of the selection, they return to their original position.…So if you guessed that we should animate start, you're correct.…I'll stress again, you don't turn on the stopwatch for position.…So I'll return the Start value to 0%, so all of the characters are selected, and…turn on the animation stopwatch for start, so at Time 0, all of my characters…are selected and they're all affected by the position offset.…
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- 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