Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Customizing handwritten font, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 02: Design and Animation.
- Prepare yourselves for a typography rant.…Hand-written fonts are the absolute worst.…They never look hand-written. Why?…Because every single letter character…is always exactly the same every time it appears.…I don't care how consistent your handwriting is,…no human being will ever write a sentence where every Q, T…and exclamation point is 100% consistent.…Here, in chapter 6, 06_01,…I have the supposedly hand-written font, MarkerFelt…which I am now going to turn into something…a little less perfect and a little more realistic.…
Let's select the robots text and right-click on that layer,…and then select create shapes from text.…After Effects has now taken our text layer…and made it into a shape layer…and turned the eyeball of our text layer off for us.…We can go ahead and delete that robots text layer…because we're not going to need it.…I'm going to twirl open the robots outlines…and twirl open its contents.…As we can see, each letter is now in its own group.…Each group might have multiple shape paths in it.…
Want to create another lo-fi mograph effect? Check out Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 01: Paper Cutout and Stop Motion Styles.
- Using the Pen tool to create hand-drawn shapes
- Animating shape layers to look drawn on
- Giving a wiggle to drawn elements
- Customizing and animating handwritten fonts
- Looping animation with expressions
- Using the Paintbrush tool to create animated painted lines
- Adding texture to lines
- Creating write-on type