Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring per-character 3D rotation, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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If you have the exercise files, go ahead and open comp 07-3D Rotation*starter.…If you don't have the exercise files, just create a cascading animation…with Opacity set to 0%.…With the cascading animation, more than one character at a time is typing on, so…when you add rotation, you'll have a more interesting effect than if you were…using a simple typing-on animation.…So the first thing I'm going to do is click on either Add or Animate and select…Property > Enable Per-character 3D.…
And, by the way, this will enable Per-character 3D for all of your animators, if…you have more than one.…Next, I'll select Add > Property > Rotation, and instead of just one parameter…called Rotation, I'll see X, Y, and Z Rotation.…If you don't see all three parameters, make sure that you have indeed Enabled…Per-character 3D, that it's checked, and that you haven't simply turned on the…3D switch, say, for your layer.…Now, before I change any of the values for Rotation, I will change my View…pop-up to Custom View 1.…
Now you can see the layer at an angle, and you can also see the 3D axis arrows…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- 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