Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using path operations, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
In this movie we're going to have a look at how you can use shape operators to create …a grungy text effect on regualr fonts that have been converted to outlines. …And we're in creativeeffects.aep and you can find that in the 05 Creative Effects …folder, which is in your Project Files folder. …And if you go into Nested Comps folder, which is in the Project panel. …And open up 04A outlines. You can see, here, some text that I've …already converted to outlines. And if we click on this button here, in …the Project panel. We can actually see the outlines on our text.…
Now the reason I've done that is because I want to use some of the path operators …that are only available for shape layers so we're going to open up our shape layer …and look at the contents within them and you'll see that each letter is now an …individual shape. I can go in there and affect things like …the transform property. To adjust the position or the scale or …the rotation of each individual character. …Now I'm going to undo those changes. So it's very, very flexible working with …
- 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
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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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