Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with paragraph text, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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To show you paragraph type, I'll start with a blank document.…I'll also reset the Character panel, create white type with no stroke, and I'll…also set the Paragraph panel to align left.…Instead of just clicking with the mouse, I'm going to click and drag out a box.…This is called a paragraph box.…The text will automatically wrap inside of this paragraph box.…There is a line connecting the handles, and the handles are hollow.…This tells you you're in Editing mode, and as you resize the box, the text will…reflow automatically.…
When I press the Enter key, I'll be in Layer mode.…If I now resize the handles, I'd be scaling the text just like I was in Point Text mode.…I'll undo.…To edit I simply double-click and I'll be back in Editing mode.…Now there is one new feature in CS5 and that allows you to control how…words break across lines.…If I didn't want After Effects to split across two lines, I could select them--…including the space--and under the character menu select the No Break option.…
And no matter how the text reflows, those two words will always remain on the same line.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- 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