Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying text presets, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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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 videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- 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