Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using nulls, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
In this movie, we're going to have a look at how you can use nodes to simplify the …animation of Text layers. And we'll run Animating Text.aep which …you can find in the O7 Animating Text folder which is in the Project Files folder. …Now you'll see that I've labeled some of my compositions green here by selecting …them and going up to Edit > Label and choosing a label color. …And that makes it easy for me to Select layers as a group and this is the group …of layers that I'm interested in at the moment. …I want to start adding animation to these compositions.…
So, we're going to start with this one here and then we'll move onto this one here …'cause we're using similar animation for both of these sections here. …So, what I want you to do is just select this composition. …We'll double-click that to open it up and what we're going to do is we're going to …use a null layer to animate these layers. Now, we could animate these individually. …Sort of selecting the position properties and animating them as a group. …
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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