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Forrest Maready
Animating text characters to the same absolute position. Possible?
on Jul 15, 2015 at 4:32:10 pm

Imagine each character in a sentence getting sucked one by one into a black hole at the center of the screen. I can't believe this is difficult but I can't solve it.

I'd like to animate text, character by character, so that each character moves to the same absolute point on the screen. Using position or anchor point, they all animate as an offset (determined by the position or anchor point property), rather than to a specific point on the screen.

Is it possible to set the same absolute position for each character?

Many thanks


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Max Hamworth
Re: Animating text characters to the same absolute position. Possible?
on Jul 15, 2015 at 6:03:04 pm

is it just one line of text? or are you looking to repeat the same effect for more texts?

If it's just one text, you can convert them into path (select text>layer>create shapes from text).
now you can animate the size and position of each letter.


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Forrest Maready
Re: Animating text characters to the same absolute position. Possible?
on Jul 15, 2015 at 6:31:55 pm

That worked- Thanks Max! Seems like there would be an easier way using the text animator, but I can't figure one out if there is.

Cheers!


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Max Hamworth
Re: Animating text characters to the same absolute position. Possible?
on Jul 15, 2015 at 7:40:36 pm

Yes you can use the text animator as well, and personally I find that cumbersome. Sometimes manual is the way to go :)
Enjoy.


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Forrest Maready
Re: Animating text characters to the same absolute position. Possible?
on Jul 15, 2015 at 8:04:00 pm

Are you saying there is a way to achieve this effect with the text animator? I couldn't figure out a way.


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