Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying text presets, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
In this chapter, I am going to cover applying, editing, and saving animation presets.…The first thing we'll do is check out the presets that come bundled with the program.…If you have the exercise files, I'm using composition 09-Apply Preset, which…includes a text layer as well as an audio layer.…I'll be showing you how to edit a preset to time it better with the audio, but…for now I'll turn off the audio layer.…If you don't have the exercise files, that's fine; just create some simple type.…
I'll select my text layer.…At the top of the Effects and Presets panel is an Animation Presets folder.…If you can't see this folder, make sure that Show Animation Presets is enabled…on the Options menu.…I'll also drag out the Effects and Presets panel, and I'll place it to the…right-hand side of my comp, just so I have a little more space to work with.…I'll twirl down Animation Presets and I'll focus on the Text folder.…Inside the Text folder are subfolders where the hundreds of presets are grouped…into such folders as 3D Text.…
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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