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Lloyd Ernest
Simple Text Animation
on Sep 9, 2014 at 4:25:19 pm

Hi there,

I'm trying to create an animation for text where each character shuffles one to the right, frame by frame - similar to this video

I'm using CS6 and have tried looking everywhere for default animations similar to this - the closest I've found is the character offset animator, but ideally I'm hoping to have the scrolling characters like in the video.

Any help/recommendations would be very much appreciated.

Thanks very much


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George Goodman
Re: Simple Text Animation
on Sep 9, 2014 at 6:03:27 pm

You could type out 10 (or so) different text layers (each one frame long) so that each letter was shifted one space to the left, precomp it, then use a loop out expression with time remap.

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Lloyd Ernest
Re: Simple Text Animation
on Sep 9, 2014 at 7:29:33 pm

Thanks for your reply! That certainly would be an option, however (annoyingly) I have to make 30+ different words animate on one comp, so ideally looking for something I can copy and paste over the lot.

Cheers anyway

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Simple Text Animation
on Sep 10, 2014 at 3:25:14 am

You can do this with some Expressions code in the Source Text property, coupled with some keyframing/Expression in the Position property. I suggest that you post your Q in the COW's AE Expressions Forum.

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