The resource and examples you'll find here provide detailed instructions on how to animate your text in After Effects. Harry Frank provides a tutorial on animating text with text animators on the Digital Arts Online website. Steve Holmes provides a tutorial on the Layers Magazine website that uses three text animators and per-character 3D text animation to create a text animation.
As with other layers in After Effects, you can animate entire text layers. However, text layers offer additional animation features with which you can animate the text within the layers. You can animate text layers by using any of the following methods: Animate the Transform properties, as you would any other layer, to change the entire layer, not its text contents.
Apply text animation presets. See Text animation presets. Animate the source text of the layer, so that the characters themselves change to different characters or use different character or paragraph formats over time.
See Select and edit text in text layers and Writing expressions for source text. Use text animators and selectors to animate many properties of individual characters or a range of characters. See Animate text with text animators.
To smooth the edges and movement of animated text, enable motion blur for the text layer. See Motion blur for more information. Text animation presets Browse and apply text animation presets as you would any other animation presets. See Apply an effect or animation preset and Animation presets.
A great way to see how advanced users use After Effects is to apply an animation preset, and press U or UU to reveal only the animated or modified layer properties. Viewing the animated and modified properties shows you what changes the designer of the animation preset made to create the animation preset.
Tips, notes, and caveats for text animation presets The text animation presets were created in an NTSC DV x composition, and each text layer uses point Myriad Pro. Some preset animations move the text on, off, or through the composition.
The animation preset position values may not be appropriate for a composition that is much larger or smaller than x; for example, an animation that is supposed to start outside the frame may start inside the frame.
After you apply a 3D Text animation preset, you may need to rotate the layer or add a camera to rotate around the layer to see the results of the 3D animation.
Text animation presets in the Paths category automatically replace the source text with the name of the animation preset and change the font color to white. These animation presets may also change other character properties.
The Fill And Stroke category of animation presets contains presets that may change the fill color and stroke properties of the preset that you apply. If the animation preset requires a stroke or fill color, the animation works only if you have assigned one to your text.
Additional online resources for animation presets For a list of animation presets included with After Effects, see Animation preset list. Animate text with text animators Animating text with animators and selectors consists of three basic steps: Add an animator to specify which properties to animate.
Use a selector to specify how much each character is affected by the animator. Adjust the animator properties. To always affect all characters in the layer, delete the default selector.Eran Stern provides a video tutorial on the Artbeats website that shows how to use the After Effects text animation system as a particle system.
Rich Young collects several resources and tutorials for creating extruded 3D text in After Effects.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to take the stock text animator effects that come with After Effects and use them to your advantage.
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Animating text layers is useful for many purposes, including animated titles, lower thirds, credit rolls, and dynamic typography. As with other layers in After Effects, you can animate entire text layers. However, text layers offer additional animation features with which you can animate the text.
In After Effects, text layers can be animated using animation presets, text animators, transform properties, and expressions. Text animations can give your videos that .