ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Scrolling Text Speed

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Kacie BellScrolling Text Speed
by on Aug 5, 2016 at 4:56:22 am

Hello everyone,

I am working on a project where I have text scrolling at the bottom of the screen and I used the offset effect. The offset works great but I need it to be looping for about 10 minutes. I am having trouble finding a way to make it keep scrolling at a decent speed since the key frames are so far apart.

Can anyone give me some tips?


Return to posts index

Kalle KannistoRe: Scrolling Text Speed
by on Aug 5, 2016 at 12:16:22 pm

You want to create a loop that you can replay over and over. Check out the loopOut() expression. The trick is to make it seamless, for which the (unsophisticated but workable) solution is to repeat the beginning text at the end and align the positions so it looks continuous.

Return to posts index

Kevin CampRe: Scrolling Text Speed
by on Aug 5, 2016 at 3:19:25 pm

loopOut("Continue") is great for something that you want to have a continuous speed.

set a keyframe at the beginning, then move about 10 frames down and change the offset about 10 pixels. add the expression and the offset will 'continue' for as long as the layer is.

to adjust the speed of the offset, just move the second keyframe a little (or adjust the offset value, but i think it's easier to drag the keyframe).

Kevin Camp
Art Director

Return to posts index

Kacie BellRe: Scrolling Text Speed
by on Aug 5, 2016 at 10:37:53 pm

Thanks everyone that expression worked! I appreciate the help

Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 All Rights Reserved