Text Animators


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Text Animators

In this movie we are going to show you how to animate text in After Effects. Now to start out, you go ahead and enter the text that you want to animate. Choose, for example, what font you want it to be. Maybe change the color just a little bit, there we go, maybe something in the goldish range. After you have set the type the way that you wanted it to be, you will notice that there are no animation stopwatches in the Character or Paragraph panels. Instead, you need to add text animators into After Effects. What After Effects does is pick a range of characters and then animates them by offsetting their position, scale, opacity and other Transform properties.

Just like when I edit text using the Character palette, the first thing I do is I pick what characters I want to animate. If I want to animate the entire title, I will just go ahead and select the entire layer and then all of the characters will be selected. Then I will twirl the layer down and you see next to the Text line is this ...

Text Animators
Video duration: 10m 45s 1h 29m Intermediate

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Text Animators provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects CS4: Apprentice's Guide to Key Features

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Video
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After Effects
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