Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Copying masks, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
In this movie, we're going to have look at how you can create handwriting animating on-screen. …Now, there are lots of different approaches to doing that in After Effects. …You can go using the Paintbrush tool for example, but we're going to do it using masks. …We're going to copy and paste masks into our layer from Adobe Illustrator. …Now, there're a few little gotchas, for working between Illustrator and After Effects. …So I'm going to cover those here as well. Now, if you want to follow along, you can. …You can open up Creative Effects AEP, like I have here.…
And you can find that in the 05 Creative Effects folder. …And inside there, I want you to open up 6a, and when I went out by it, you can …just type in 06 if you can't find it, and that should find it in the Project panel …for you. Once you have that open, if you just …scrub through until you get to the first marker here. …Now, what we're going to do is solo this layer first of all, so just click on the …Solo switch. So you can only see this layer. …
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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