the "random seed" setting maxed out begins to do it, but I think I'm barking up the wrong tree with that because it's at 10000 and still not drastic enough to make the letters come up a bit more grouped. direct quote from art director "They can come up more as groups from the bottom of the screen."
thank you so much for your help in advance! I've been getting creative cow in the mail for years now, I didn't enen think that they might have a forum. I see less money spent on excedrine in my future...
The animator presets are customizable, just a matter of learning what you need to tweak.
Start with a new text layer and apply the "Fly in from Bottom" preset.
Twirl open Text > Animator 1 > Range Selector > Advanced.
Unclick the "Start" stopwatch and change the "End" to 33 & "Offset" to "-33".
Change the shape to "Ramp Up" and the "Ease Low" to 50%.
Last click the "Randomize Order" switch to "On"
In your example you had the text moving straight up, if you want that, change the position of the text animator to "0"
As I need to actually do the steps while I'm typing, I created an animation preset of what I did. Install this and drop it on your text and it should accomplish what you want and now you know what I adjusted to create it, you should be able to tweak it to what you need.