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Eric Chard10 letter word , animation like gazelle?
by on Jun 8, 2016 at 5:53:03 am

Suggestions?: I want to make a ten-letter word "jump" or "leap" onto the screen as if it were a gazelle or antelope.

All I can think of to do is brute-force it and animate it letter by letter. (Not my idea of a fun time.)

Other approaches? Tnx.

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: 10 letter word , animation like gazelle?
by on Jun 8, 2016 at 7:03:19 am

Use Newton to give it a more realistic look of interacting with a floor/ground

Take footage of a real gazelle jumping, track using using Mocha and the apply track on letters

Use Duik tools or AE's new animator features to create puppets from your letters and link them as a skeleton - then animate the whole thing and have the move affect all letters as a whole...
That's what comes to mind for now.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Greg GeschRe: 10 letter word , animation like gazelle?
by on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:24:15 am

Hi. You might look at Bezier Warp effect. Go to the stop point and keyframe everything, then move back a few frames and make the arc you want it to travel, then keyframe the text position off to on. It will curve along the arc then flatten out. (That is presuming you don't want to simply have the text follow a path.)

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