Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring wiggly options, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
I am going to turn off the penguins movie in the background, so we can…concentrate on the text.…The title has no animation right now,…so I'll twirl down the Text section. And I can animate almost any property, so…let's animate Position for starters. And once I create an animator, I can then…add a selector called Wiggly.…The idea behind the Wiggly selector is that any value you set for Position,…Scale, or Rotation, is setting the maximum amount that the characters can wiggle inside of.…
If I RAM preview, you can see the characters are going up and down but using…the value I've set as their maximum amount.…If I then add Rotation-- and let's just add a little rotation--…now the characters rotate clockwise and counterclockwise using the value for…Rotation that I've set as a maximum amount.…Once you've applied a Wiggly selector, you probably find it's just a little too hyperactive.…
I'll reduce my Position value, just so it's jumping up and down a little bit,…maybe about 50 pixels or so.…I'll twirl down the Wiggly selector, and let's look at the options we have available.…
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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