Selecting by character vs. percent


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Selecting by character vs. percent

Now, I mentioned earlier how important it was to select the layer but not to pre-select all of the characters before you make the text animator. So let me show you why that's important. When I made this text animator, notice that the values for Start, End, and Offset were in percentage. If you twirl down the Advanced section, the first option is Units, and it's set to Percentage. The other option under Units is Index mode. When you select Index mode, Start, End, and Offset are counting characters.

So I'm going to delete this animator, but this time I'll pre-select all of the characters. Now when I click on Animate, select Position, twirl down Range Selector, it will start at 0 and end at 16. So it's counting how many characters are in my title. The difference is whether or not characters are selected. If this happens to you, it's no big deal; simply twirl down Advanced and set Units to percent. When this comes in handy is when you want the range selector to pre-selec...

Selecting by character vs. percent
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Selecting by character vs. percent provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music

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