Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Linking text colors together with a single controller, part of After Effects Expressions for Premiere Pro Editors.
- Text layers in After Effects are quite unique.…There are two ways to control the properties…of the text.…One is to control them using the Character panel,…and you can do things like adjust the size,…the font, the tracking,…and the color through that panel.…Now the only thing is if you want…to animate those properties,…the only way of doing it is by animating source text.…So for example, if I want to animate the color,…I can set a keyframe here for source text ,color…and then scrub through,…and then change the color.…
After Effects will animate between those two colors,…but it will do it using held keyframes.…So it will just suddenly change…from one value to another.…And there's no way of separating other properties…that are in the Character panel…like Font, for example.…So if I change it to a different font at that point…and a different size,…and maybe adjust the tracking,…then it's all held in one keyframe.…So there's no way of being able…to copy and paste only the color…or only the size.…
If you want to do that,…
After Effects Expressions for Premiere Pro Editors is a creative, project-based workshop. Editors take a basic Premiere Pro edit and bring it to life using After Effects expressions and Dynamic Link, following author Angie Taylor's expert instructions. The concepts are broken down into manageable 3–5 minute videos, covering techniques such as randomizing effects, linking animation and color to sound, automating animation, and more.
- Linking footage from Premiere Pro in After Effects with Dynamic Link
- Understanding the expression language
- Automating animation with expressions
- Randomizing effect properties
- Linking color and light changes to audio
- Creating camera shake with a wiggle expressions
- Linking keyframes to create a lightening strike effect
- Synchronizing color and other design elements
- Creating amazing text animations