Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Quizzler solution one: One word at a time, part of After Effects Apprentice 05: Creating Transparency.
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Your first Quizzler challenge was trying to figure out how to bring on this…title one word at a time.…Well, there is a couple of different solutions.…I'll show them both to you and you can decide which one you'd prefer to do…for your own project.…I'm going to open up Pop on*starter.…This is our already built scene and there is our title.…Well one way to bring on this title one word at a time would be to animate a…mask path that revealed each word independently. Rather than wiping across, you'd…want to hold on one word, then jump to next word, etcetera.…
To do that I'll select the Rectangle tool, draw a path around one word, so I can…see it there, press M to reveal the Mask Path, enable Keyframing for it, and…then very importantly convert this to a Hold keyframe so that it will hold this…shape for as long as I want.…So I'm going to right-click on the keyframe and say Toggle Hold Keyframe.…I'll then move 10 frames later, press V to return to my Selection tool,…double-click the mask outline, and then drag it to where it reveals my second word.…
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- Creating masks using parametric shapes or freeform with the Pen tool
- Editing and animating masks
- Combining multiple masks
- Using one layer to define the transparency of others
- Explaining the interaction between effects, masks, and mattes
- Mastering mask animation