Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with selections based on words, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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Up to now, all of our text animations have animated on one character at a…time, and even with the cascading animation, text is still animating character by character.…In this chapter, I'll show you how to animate word by word, and this involves two techniques.…You have to animate the selector word by word, and if you are animating Rotation…or Scale, you might also want to change the Anchor Point Grouping option.…If you have the exercise files and you'd like to preview this comp, open the…Comps_Finished folder and there's example 04.…
To get started, I will open example 04 starter and since the background is a…little distracting, either turn off the eyeball for the background movie, or…you can Solo the text layer.…If you don't have the exercise files, create a title with a number of words all on one line.…The first thing we will do is add a text animator.…Now, we are going to be animating Opacity, so I will select Animate > Opacity,…twirl down the Range Selector, again check the counting in percent, and at time…
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- 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