Per-character orientation


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Per-character orientation

Text has received a couple of improvements in After Effects CS5, primarily in the area of per-character 3D and how it orients towards the camera. Right here, I have some 3D text which flies in and lands in relationship to the camera. I am going to go ahead and select Enable Per-character 3D. This is what allows the characters to individually spin, move, etcetera in 3D space. And I want to play around now with the Auto-Orient parameter. By default, Layer > Transform > Auto-Orient defaults to off.

So basically the text does not care where the camera is. I can move the camera around; the text will not change to look at the camera. I'm going to right-click, bring up Transform > Auto-Orient again, and I'll choose the option Orient Towards Camera. When I do that, the entire line of text rotates as one unit towards the camera. As I move the camera around, you can see that the text is orienting towards that new camera position. The new option that they added in the After Effects ...

Per-character orientation
Video duration: 2m 49s 2h 37m Intermediate

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Per-character orientation provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques

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Video
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After Effects
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