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.
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…
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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