Changing Spiral Motion Path in Ribbon tutorial (using title stream tutorial)
It will be obvious but I will say it anyway, I am new to expressions. But I have a vision for a job and it's the only way... I need help.
I want multiple text layers to follow a spiral down from the top and then mid animation stop spiraling and follow a simple path.
I got the ribbon tutorial (old, by David Langley) to work but only using the expression he uses for position. Like I said, that's not exactly what I want (I want faster, changing radius, and slowly stopping the spiral to follow a path at a certain time). I found the title stream tutorial(also old, by Joe Chao), and that has a tighter spiral with more control and have successfully taken that expression for a spiral and modified it (using a parent null on a path) to have the motion I want.
So, on the one hand I have the ribbon tutorial working with its own loose spiral. And then on the other I have two nulls, one with the faster spiral from Joe's tutorial modified so that it spirals while being parented to the second null, which is following a path. I got the expression so the first null to slow down and eventually just follow the path normally.
The problem is, when I insert my expression as the position in the txt guide, the letters lose their ribbon appearance and become jumbled and unreadable. they are all over the place, no longer in a line of text. I can't get the text of the ribbon tutorial to follow the new spiraling null with the motion I like like it does it's own.
Please give me any and all advice/ things to try...
ps the offsets are because the thing keeps spiraling off visible area and I can't see how the letters are looking. (I'm a beginner, it's a hack, I know)