Keyframing source text


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Keyframing source text

If you need to cycle a list of words in place, you don't need to create each word on a separate layer. It's much easier to animate the Source Text property, and there are two different approaches you can use. In this movie, we will animate source text using keyframes. In the next movie, we will apply an animation preset that uses an expression. To get started, if you have the exercise files, I'm using the first composition, Cycling Text 1. And in this example, we will be using keyframes. If you don't have the exercise files, just follow along. It's a pretty easy concept.

First, I will twirl down the Text layer and we are going to focus on the Source Text parameter, so I will just hide everything else. If I turn on the stopwatch for Source Text, you will notice it makes a square keyframe. This is a hold keyframe. What a hold keyframe is indicating here is that while I can go to another point in time and change the Source Text-- let's pick another city like Chicago--...

Keyframing source text
Video duration: 4m 21s 3h 48m Beginner Updated Nov 20, 2012

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Keyframing source text provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music

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Video
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After Effects
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