Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying a text animation preset, part of After Effects Apprentice 17: Video Walls in CINEMA 4D Lite.
- To liven up our scene, we want our text to animate on…and settle in this final position.…So let's think about where we want our animation to start.…A good place might be right around here,…where that ball skips off the dirt.…I always look for things in scenes…that might motivate actions,…like the ball hitting the dirt…is what shook the text loose.…So I think this frame is where…I'm going to start my text animation.…I'll press B to change my work area to start…at this frame, and I'm going to press…the left square bracket to start my text here.…
I don't need it before now because I'm only…going to start animating it here.…Now let's animate this text so that it falls…down the screen and into position.…We have a whole separate course on how to animate text,…but as you've probably guessed in this course,…we're looking for quick solutions.…So I'm going to go to Effects & Presets,…troll open the animation presets for a text,…look for the ones with 3D text,…and play with some of these animations.…I can guess what these do by name here,…
These courses are designed for users who are familiar with 3D space in After Effects, but who have never used CINEMA 4D. This course includes an overview of the C4D Lite user interface, as well as setup information you need to know whenever you use live C4D layers in After Effects. A bonus chapter shows how to set up a C4D Lite and After Effects scene to maximize production efficiency—and minimize render times.
Look for the upcoming courses After Effects Apprentice 18 and 19 for more C4D Lite projects.
- Setting up your After Effects and C4D Lite projects
- Creating a rectangular spline for the video wall
- Using texture and lighting presets
- Creating a simple 3D camera move
- Creating 3D text in After Effects
- Converting a parametric object to polygons
- Compositing video walls