Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a composition structure for imported text, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
So I'm in project structure AEP, which you can find in the 03 project structure …folder, which is in the project files folder, and what we're going to do here …is work on these text layers. I have 11 text layers in here. …Currently they're all sitting on top of each other. …What I want to do is have them play back one after the other in sequence. …Now I can just trim and sequence layers in after effects. …That would be quite easy to do. I would just select them all and go to …five seconds for example. Trim them, so Alt and Right Bracket key …will trim them. That's Alt and the Square Right Bracket key.…
And then I can go to Animation > Keyframe Assistant > Sequence Layers. …Now, the only thing is, you can sequence them, but it will just sequence them one …after the other. There's no control over the position of …markers, for example. Like, Premiere Pro you can actually …position trims on markers, but there's no control for that in After Effects. …so an alternative if we just undo that a couple of steps, would be just to use …
- 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
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
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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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