Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Customizing the preset, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
We have our text animation preset, but we have a couple of issues with it that…give me a little bit of concern.…I am going to turn the Camera move back off for now so I can see better what's…going on. And I am also going to turn off the Title/Action Safe Grid.…The shortcut for that is pressing the Apostrophe key.…Now as my text tumbles in, I see some of it is going below the grid floor.…That's not ideal.…So let's dive into this preset, I'll twirl up transform, twirl down text and…let's raise that position up.…There are few different things you can do, underneath More Options you do…have some control over the Anchor Point Grouping, but let's explore tapping…down in the Animator.…
A couple of ways of fixing this would be scrubbing the Y position for the text,…so it does not go below the floor.…If I want to make sure that I am doing this right, other than seeing any…perspective let's see this straight on from the Front.…That line is my floor and I can better idea of what's going on there, so that…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Floor
2. The Video Wall
3. The Dial
4. Creating the Main Composition
5. The Camera Move
6. Creating a Title
7. Lighting and Shadows
8. Further Polish
9. Finishing the Comps
10. Client Changes
11. Render Strategies
12. Bonus: Creating the Ring inside After Effects
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