I am just returning to after effects after a 3-year break and I am realizing that I have forgotten a lot.
I am attempting to make an animated ranking board. It will display 20 players that move up and down the ranking throughout a film. The numbers 1-20 will remain static but the names will move around. I need to create a page with a texture and then divide it up into 20 horizontal nameplates that will jockey for position. What is the best way of going about this? I started attempting this on my own and my best guess on this would take an eternity. I'm hoping someone has a quicker way of accomplishing this.
Which part are you concerned with taking too much time? Manually moving the names around? Once you have the ranking graphic built, it will certainly take time to animate, but it shouldn't be prohibitive. I'm imagining popping the names out in z space and moving them up or down in y space.