Join Ran Ben Avraham for an in-depth discussion in this video Sequencing the animation, part of After Effects: Animated Write-on Type.
- [Narrator] Now that our basic animation is ready, let's set the different parts animation into correct sequence to get a full flowing animation. We'll first focus on the F. So, let's solo the F layers. And let's zoom in here a bit. And let's see. Let's go back to the beginning of our animation and move forward one frame at a time by hitting page down. I would like the animation to start from the top to the bottom.
I want each part to be dependent on that part that came before it. So let's actually look just at part one at the moment. At this point, five seconds, the horizontal stroke of the F covers the vertical stroke of the F and I think that at this point the vertical stroke should begin its right on animation. So I'll move the layer to this point in the timeline by hitting the left bracket on the keyboard.
Let's see how that would look. Actually it will be easier to look at it one frame at a time. So page down and at this point I should see the animation start so we'll need to move the layer one frame backwards. Let's go to the start and look at it once more. Wonderful. This is what I'm looking for. So if we'll continue on moving down at this point the second horizontal stroke should begin.
Let's move backwards one frame and make sure that F2 starts its animation at this point. Wonderful. Now let's bring in the A layers. And unsolo the F.
And let's see. Let's move one frame at a time by hitting page down and at this point or at this point I would like the second part of the A, the o-like shape, to start its animation. So we'll backwards one frame. Select A2 and hit the left bracket button. Let's see how that would look. Wonderful.
Now let's solo the N and unsolo the A. Go back to the beginning of our timeline and move forward one frame at a time. Now as we have said previously, we want the N animation to begin with the left shape and then move to the right wiggly shape. So once the left N shape has finish its animation, the right wiggly shape should begin its animation. And this is the end of the animation so we'll move backwards one frame and make sure that N2 will start here once again by hitting the left bracket.
And let's see how that would look. Now we have go part of the N being revealed here. However, I do believe we can get away with having this part being revealed ahead of time. We might need to hide it with the secondary stroke animation that we'll build later on down the timeline of this course. So, for now, I'll just leave it as is. Wonderful.
Let's solo the C and unsolo N. And C actually has only one part. So there's no real need to linger on that. Let's move to the Y. Now as I've said previously, I would like both u-like shapes to animate simultaneously. And once they reach this point, I would like the center stroke to start its animation.
So we'll move the layer to this point in time. Actually we might need it to start one frame later or even two frames. Let's look how that would work. No. One frame more. Wonderful. And at this point, the last part should begin its animation. Let's see.
Wonderful. I am very happy with this result. Let's unsolo everything. So now we got each character being animated in a seamless way. Let's see. Very nice. I am very happy with this result. Our next step will be to sequence the characters one after the other. So let's see. At this point the F is almost completely drawn. We'll one frame forward and we'll select the A and move it forward.
I actually think the A is starting a bit too late. So let's move it backwards. Okay. And if we'll check out the second right side of the A, at this point it's starting to touch the N, so I think the N should start here. And this way they will connect just about at the very same time.
Wonderful. At this point, the C could start. And the Y can start here. Let's see. We can actually move the Y to start a bit earlier.
Something of this sort. Wonderful. I'll hit n to end the timeline at this point and let's have a nice little preview. I am very happy with this result. However that last two parts of the Y are lingering a bit with their animation so let's see how we can fix that.
We have some blank frames here where we get no animation happening. So let's select Y3 and Y4 and drag those a bit backwards. Now this looks nicer. Let's see. Wonderful. By separating our text and separating our word flow into tiny steps we have been able to create a seamlessly right on effect for our text.