Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing presets, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
Once you've found an animation preset that you like, it's time to see if you can…make it even better.…I will set my work area to end here, and I will preview this.…The first thing I want to do is examine how the animation is put together.…So I will select my layer and instead of pressing U, which only shows me the…keyframes, I will press UU, and that will show me all of the properties that …have changed from the default settings.…I will twirl up the animators, and the Transform position value is not that important.…
So this gives me a nice overview of how the preset is built.…In this preset, I have 2 animators, and because they're named, I can tell…the first animator is animating rotation and the second animator is…contributing scale and opacity.…So as you can see, naming the animators is really helpful, especially if you are…sharing projects with other people.…The next thing I will do is RAM preview each animator separately.…So I will turn off Animator 2 and just see what the rotation is doing.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We have added four new movies to the end of Chapter 8, "Working With Audio." All four of these movies (Spotting dialog, Timing dialog to music, Mixing audio, and Refinements) apply to all versions covered by the course. In addition, there are new sets of exercise files designed for After Effects CS5.5 and After Effects CS6 and a companion movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.
After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parentingwith Chris Meyer1h 40m Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposingwith Chris Meyer2h 24m Intermediate
1. Creating Type
2. Animating Type
3. Cascading Type
4. Animating by Words
5. Flowing Text
Animated tracking5m 46s
6. Per-Character 3D
7. The Wiggly Selector (and More)
8. Working With Audio
9. Using Text Presets
11. Typesetting Tips
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