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Danielle MasekHow to animate decaying text
by on Dec 2, 2011 at 10:04:09 am

All the searches I did had to do with a decay property.
What I'm looking for is how to make regular looking text (say, white) appear as if its decaying over time (turns grungy, dirty, maybe some falls off).

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Flock of sheep all on display
With all your lies piled up around you
I can take it all away**

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Brian CharlesRe: How to animate decaying text
by on Dec 2, 2011 at 2:32:37 pm

This may get you started with some of the techniques you'll require.

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Dave LaRondeRe: How to animate decaying text
by on Dec 2, 2011 at 4:27:36 pm

I didn't look at Brian's link, but off the top of my head a combination of Roughen Edges and Simple Choker might work out well for you.

Dave LaRonde
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Matthew KeaneRe: How to animate decaying text
by on Dec 2, 2011 at 7:21:45 pm

Or maybe turbulent noise (with evolution off, so it doesn't animate) to get a rough texture, and using it as a luma matte (while animating the brightness), or with the Gradient Wipe effect to get a splotchy transition?

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Angie TaylorRe: How to animate decaying text #AfterEffects
by on Dec 3, 2011 at 10:13:48 am

Hi there, There's also Shatter which you can create a cistom map for to determine how your text will break into pieces. Here's a link to a tutorial I did covering this technoque. Follow the link to "Handling Particles in After Effects"



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