Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving presets, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
Once you have a text animation that you like, saving it as a preset is very easy.…But there are a few things you have to keep in mind, so I will show you a…couple of examples.…In this case, I started with a preset and I made a few changes.…If I was to make a preset now, only a few keyframes are selected.…I am not sure if I would be saving everything I need to save.…So let's twirl up our layer, and we will twirl up the waveform as well, and we…will press UU so we can see all of the changes that have been made to the text.…
Now, this preset started with two animators, so I will probably want to include those.…But I don't want to include the regular position value.…If I do include it in my preset, whenever I apply that preset to another piece…of text, it will always be positioned at this value.…Now I did make a couple of changes to More Options:…the Grouping Alignment and Inter-Character Blending.…So I definitely want to include More Options.…If I was to include Source Text in the preset, when I apply that preset in the…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- The core text animation recipes
- Animating text along a path
- Working with text animation presets
- Timing animation to audio
- Per-character 3D type
- Rendering with an alpha channel
- Making Photoshop type editable in After Effects
- Professional typesetting tips
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We have added four new movies to the end of Chapter 8, "Working With Audio." All four of these movies (Spotting dialog, Timing dialog to music, Mixing audio, and Refinements) apply to all versions covered by the course. In addition, there are new sets of exercise files designed for After Effects CS5.5 and After Effects CS6 and a companion movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.
After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parentingwith Chris Meyer1h 40m Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposingwith Chris Meyer2h 24m Intermediate
1. Creating Type
2. Animating Type
3. Cascading Type
4. Animating by Words
5. Flowing Text
Animated tracking5m 46s
6. Per-Character 3D
7. The Wiggly Selector (and More)
8. Working With Audio
9. Using Text Presets
11. Typesetting Tips
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