Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Enabling per-character 3D, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
In this movie, I'll show you how to use Per-character 3D to animate position.…I've closed all the comps I had opened in the previous movie.…If you have the exercise files, go ahead and open comp 06-3D…Position*starter. If you don't have the exercise files, just create some white…text on a black background.…Just like we did before, we'll animate Position.…That will add Animator 1 with the Position property in 2D only.…So right now, it just has an X and a Y value.…
Now, if you know enough to be dangerous using 3D layers in After Effects, you…might be tempted to turn on the 3D switch for the layer.…But that will not add the Z property to the text animator.…All it's doing is changing the transformations so that all the transformations…can be edited in 3D space.…In fact, there's no need to even turn on this switch.…Instead, what you're going to do is Add > Property > Enable Per-character 3D.…
When you do that, the 3D Layer switch will show two small cubes.…This indicates that Per-character 3D is enabled, and it's also worth noting that…
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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