Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting a title, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
In this chapter, you'll learn how to add a text animator.…If you have the exercise files, preview what you'll be making.…In the Comps_Finished folder, open comp 02-Dropping In_final. I'll RAM preview.…The first recipe we're going to learn is how to animate one character at a time.…In the next chapter, you'll see how to create a cascade of characters.…Another option we'll learn in this chapter is animating one character at a time …but in a random order. So, let's get started.…
First off, I'll close all of my comps.…In the exercise files, I've created a blank comp, 02-Dropping In*starter.…If you don't have the exercise files, there is no problem; just open a blank…composition and we'll get started.…I'm using the Text workspace and this opens the Character and Paragraph panels.…Just to be sure we're on the same page, go ahead and reset the Paragraph panel…and reset the Character panel.…If you're using CS5, double-click the Type tool and that will place the cursor…in the center of the comp.…
If you're using CS4 and earlier, select the Layer > New > Text, and that will…
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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