ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Text moving along path = Bad spacing between characters

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Thor SarupText moving along path = Bad spacing between characters
by on Oct 9, 2012 at 2:57:14 pm

Is there a way to keep the characters equally spaced?
I'm sure theres a good reason for AE spacing the characters.

Example:


I could smooth the curve A LOT... but I just hope there's another solution.


Return to posts index

Joseph W. BourkeRe: Text moving along path = Bad spacing between characters
by on Oct 9, 2012 at 3:27:50 pm

Try changing the bezier curves on the node at the top of the curve. That will smooth it out some, but by adjusting it carefully, you can probably reach a happy medium.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


Return to posts index

Dave LaRondeRe: Text moving along path = Bad spacing between characters
by on Oct 9, 2012 at 4:02:19 pm

Although I have never done it, you ought to be able to animate the tracking of individual characters on a text layer, which would help close the gap.

And since I've never done it, I can only guess at how messy the process would be.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


Return to posts index


Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Text moving along path = Bad spacing between characters
by on Oct 9, 2012 at 4:25:20 pm

Joseph's right in that you'll only need to make the curve more obvious. You could of course adjust the value of First/Last Margin of the Path Options to achieve a similar result.

A solution using Text Animator groups is also achievable. The trick is to break up a word into two words by manually separating them with a space. As per the example above, the first word will be "tex", second word "t" and third word "text".

Then just two Text Animator groups for position are required, where the first Animator Group adjusts all characters based on individual characters and the second Animator Group adjusts just the second word, the single "t".

HTH
RoRK

Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]