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.
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…
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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