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Setting the anchor point

Setting the anchor point: After Effects Apprentice: 03 Advanced Animation
Setting the anchor point: After Effects Apprentice: 03 Advanced Animation

Join for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting the anchor point, part of After Effects Apprentice: 03 Advanced Animation.

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Q: How do I transition from one piece of animated type to another in After Effects?

A: There isn't an effect that can create these types of transitions. It's really a matter of animating the type and camera, using basic keyframing and positioning.
 
If you understand the basics of moving the anchor point of a type layer, animating the parameters of that layer (Scale, Rotation, Position, etc.) and then separately animating the camera around the type layers, you can achieve different types of transitions.  Check out the following videos for more information:

Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2012. What changed?

A: We have updated the movie dealing with Time Display to be applicable to working with different versions of After Effects (from CS4 to CS6). We also added a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files, including the new exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.

Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2016. What changed?

A: We updated five videos to stay up to date with the latest changes in After Effects CC.

Skills covered in this course
Motion Graphics Video Visual Effects

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