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Text animation question...
Text animation question...
by Nico Jones on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:32:04 pm

Hi all,

A tiny, tiny thing. I'm animating some text using the AE controls. I want to animate on some text one word at a time, either by scale or fade up of opacity.

So say I apply the 'fade up words' preset - the words fade up one at a time. Cool. But - how do I make them overlap? So, word 2 begins to fade up before word 1 has finished fading up, and so on.

Many thanks!

Nico

www.hiddendoor.tv


Re: Text animation question...
by Cassius Marques on Dec 3, 2013 at 5:05:19 pm

For that specific preset you'll have to change the shape from square to ramp up

Then delete the keyframes on "start"(keep it at 0)

Animate the offset from -100 to 100. Now you can control the "feathering" of the animation by changing the end value alone(without keyframing, 100 being the whole sentence).


Re: Text animation question...
by Nico Jones on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:24:09 am

Cool - thanks for your help. That does get the effect I'm looking for...but not quite with the level of customisation or control I'm after. Any other ways to come at this?

www.hiddendoor.tv


Re: Text animation question...
by Cassius Marques on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:56:50 pm

Can you be a little more specific on what can't you get it right?





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