Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring text transitions, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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At this point, I have a text animator that types on, one character at a time.…The only problem is I haven't created a transition.…So let's look at the different options for making that happen.…To create a transition, I need to make the text invisible at the beginning of the animation.…Now there are number of ways to do this.…One option is to move the position even higher, so it appears off the top of the composition.…That may not work for everything.…Let's bring our position down to the center actually, and we can decrease Scale.…
And we'll need to decrease it all the way to 0, so I'll just press 0 and…return, RAM Preview.…Now the characters will scale up one character at a time, and that'll also…create a transition.…I'll return scale to 100%, and we'll do position with no offset. And kind of a silly option…is actually to keep increasing blur until it disappears.…That'll also appear to transition on the characters, although you will have to…increase Blur a lot to make it appear to disappear.…
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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