Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a vertical blur treatment, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
In this chapter, we will be animating text along a curve.…The title will have animated blur as well as animated tracking.…If you have the exercise files, you'll find this in Comp 05-Path_final in the…Comps_Finished folder.…The starter comp is 05-Path starter.…If you don't have the exercise files, simply create some white text on a black…background, and you can add an animated background movie later on.…I'll turn off the background movie, so we can concentrate on the text layer.…
I'll twirl it down.…There is our text layer.…The first property we want to animate is Blur.…I'll set the Blur amount to a pretty high number, and it will blur in both directions.…I'll Undo.…If I disable Constrain Proportions, I can instead animate just on the vertical axis.…That will give me a nice streaky blur.…I'll set it to around 80 or so.…Now, we have to decide, how do we animate the title so that the blur fades away,…as well as how could we make it more interesting?…For instance, rather than have the same Blur value for every character, if I…
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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