Using character anchor points


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Using character anchor points

Now, in the last movie, I covered in detail how the cascading text animation works, and I used the Position property for that example. In this movie, we'll create another cascading animation, this time using Scale. I'll also show you how to adjust the anchor point so characters don't always have to scale around the baseline. I'll return to my Cascade*starter composition, and since I already had an animator, I'll select it and press Delete. If you don't have the exercise files, go ahead and create some white text on a black background.

The first thing I'll do is press the Animate button and select Scale. This will add Animator 1, the Range Selector, and the Scale property. I'll twirl down the Range Selector and just check that I am counting in percent. If I increase Scale, you can see that the characters scale around their individual anchor points. You'll even see a small x at the baseline of every character. This shows you the position of the anchor poi...

Using character anchor points
Video duration: 4m 40s 3h 48m Beginner Updated Nov 20, 2012

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Using character anchor points 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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