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Stuck on some Text
Stuck on some Text
by Reid McNulty on Oct 16, 2019 at 3:59:04 am


I looking to match this text animation and I'm running into a wall. I can usually figure things out in AE but this one has me stumped. Basically the text starts off solid but the "face" of the text moves up revealing the lines underneath. You can see the sequence below. Anyone have any thoughts on how to replicate this?

Appreciate any feedback!


Re: Stuck on some Text
by John Williams on Oct 16, 2019 at 11:32:34 am

I can't see the 'sequence below' you refer to but from what you describe you can do this creating a few copied layers of your text.

One layer with the Text filled
A second layer with above that as a Track Matte.
A third layer below that with just the Stroke (outline)

As you move the the original layer with your fill up and down the Track Matte masks it to reveal the outline below.

Let me know if you need more details.

John Williams

Soho Editors