Working with ramp selection shapes


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Working with ramp selection shapes

I think you'll find you have rarely used Triangle, Round, or Smooth. After the Square shape, the most useful shape is Ramp Up. When I select Ramp Up, notice something completely different happens. Instead of the characters after End being normal, all of the characters after End are fully selected. And now the Start and End selectors create the transition between normal and fully selected. And just as before, all of the characters before Start are normal.

The opposite happens with the Ramp Down shape. Now all of the characters before Start are fully selected and then the characters transition to being normal. You can use this shape for animating off a title. So let's change the shape back to Ramp Up. Notice when I scrub the Offset, you can see the beginning of the cascading animation. Remember that the number of characters between Start and End is what's defining how many characters are cascading at the same time.

If I change the End parameter to say 25%, now only 25% of the char...

Working with ramp selection shapes
Video duration: 4m 26s 3h 48m Beginner Updated Nov 20, 2012

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Working with ramp selection shapes 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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