Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Randomized lab results, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
For our next improvement I think I'd like to add a little bit of animation …and interest to these lab result displays that are part of the background.…Right now it's just static text and static numbers.…Since we have animated Vital Signs and now an animated element in our background layer, …I think it would be particularly cool if those values in the Vital Signs animated as well.…Therefore, I'd like to replace those static numbers in the background with animating numbers.…Well, there's a few ways of going about that.…You might be tempted to initially to take one of your Lab Results layers and…attempt to Layer>Pre-compose it.…
The problem with this is that text layers don't necessarily follow the same rules as other layers.…This will not let me leave all attributes in the Final Comp, it's going to…insist that I move all attributes into the new composition, including its position and 3D space.…That's going to make things messy, because then I'll need to have the camera back there, etcetera.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Intermediate
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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