Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating position, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
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.…
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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