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Romina Power
Close-up book animation
on Sep 25, 2014 at 8:12:26 pm

Have you any idea, how I can achieve this effect?
I tried with After Effects, but I don’t know how to make so quickly text. And how I can create such transition text?
Also I tried with Cinema 4D (used different textures ) - result was better, but problem with transitions text still remains.
Thanks for any help.

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John Cuevas
Re: Close-up book animation
on Sep 30, 2014 at 8:37:56 pm

One method, would be to create one giant composition(10240x570.) and fill it full of text, named "Text 1). Create your final comp at normal size and place a texture as the bottom layer. Bring in Text 1 and apply an expression to position, by alt-clicking the position stopwatch:

startPos = random([0.0,0],[thisComp.width*2,thisComp.height*2,0]);

This expression will just move your text layers in different places, each layer will be random from the next. Change the layer length to 1 second and add opacity keyframes so the layer fades up, then fades down. Now just duplicate the layer 20 to 30 times and offset each layer, by going to Animation > Keyframe Assistant > Sequence Layers. Offset them by the duration of your dissolve. Make the layers, 3D, add a camera and do a slow move and you are done.

Check out my example project.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Romina Power
Re: Close-up book animation
on Oct 4, 2014 at 2:04:01 pm

Thank you very much!
I will try it :-)

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