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Henry Cox
Problem with Text Motion/Kinetic Typography.
on Jul 18, 2014 at 7:02:22 pm

I'm fairly new to after effects but i'm trying to animate some text that's being put on top of a video. See 0:26 the word 'spinning' as an example of what i'm trying to achieve.





Basically I want the word to enlarge/go out of focus like it's getting too close to the screen, then quickly go back to the normal size. I've been using the sure target plugin/watching lots of tutorials but no luck thus far.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Problem with Text Motion/Kinetic Typography.
on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:19:20 pm

Can't see the video: Youtube problem.

But you can fake the focus by animating a blur on the text. If it has to stay over a particular point on a video layer, there are quite a few trackers that can do it.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Stephen Smith
Re: Problem with Text Motion/Kinetic Typography.
on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:33:07 pm

To do it I would animate the text's scale to say: 1st frame = 5% scale, 10th frame scale = 120%, 15th frame = 100%. Make the middle and last frame an easy ease. Add a lens blur or Gaussian blur. Have the blur set to 0 at say frame 12. Then crank it up to around 10 for frame 16. Then back to 0 a few frames later. Hope this helps and best of luck.

Stephen Smith

Utah Video Productions

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Henry Cox
Re: Problem with Text Motion/Kinetic Typography.
on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:54:05 pm

Thanks Stephen

Think your suggestion has worked quite well!


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Stephen Smith
Re: Problem with Text Motion/Kinetic Typography.
on Jul 21, 2014 at 2:26:10 pm

Cool, that is great to hear. Best of luck.

Stephen Smith

Utah Video Productions

Check out my Vimeo page


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