Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing presets, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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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.…
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- 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