Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring offset plus selection shapes, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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So in this movie, I'll explain the Offset parameter, and we'll look at the…various shape options.…To get started, I can close my compositions and then open the…03-Cascade*starter comp.…If you don't have the exercise files, that's fine;…just create some simple white type in a blank composition.…Just like I did earlier, I am going to hide the Text options that I am not going to be using.…I do this by pressing Option+Shift on Mac, Alt+Shift on Windows, and clicking on them.…Now we can concentrate on the parameters we're using.…
As in the previous lesson, I'll click on Animate > select Position, and that will…add Animator 1 with the Position parameter applied.…I can twirl down the range selector just to confirm that I am counting in percent.…The default is to select all of the characters.…So when I add a Position Offset--let's just make this -150, and that will raise…the characters higher in the comp-- all of the characters are selected.…I think I'll also add a fill color and that will help you better see which…
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- Timing animation to audio
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- Rendering with an alpha channel
- Making Photoshop type editable in After Effects
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