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Jimmy CorriganAfter Effects Text Animation - Display Words one after another
by on Nov 21, 2016 at 2:56:57 pm

Hi Guys,

I just can't figure out a way to do this. Never had anything like it before.

I actually just want to display the words of a text one after another for a certain time. For example I have like 50 word and every second for 50 seconds the next word of a certain text "shows up".

I could do this by hand with text layers but as soon as it gets to like 100 - 200 words I am going to go full retard after something needs to be changed ?

Can anybody help me?

Cheers!


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Dave LaRondeRe: After Effects Text Animation - Display Words one after another
by on Nov 21, 2016 at 3:27:01 pm

there's a text animation preset that can do this.

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


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Jimmy CorriganRe: After Effects Text Animation - Display Words one after another
by on Nov 21, 2016 at 3:55:13 pm

thank you very much for your quick answer.

do you by any chance know how the preset is called or where exactly i would be able to find it?

I am no native English speaker - I really have a hard time finding it.


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Dave LaRondeRe: After Effects Text Animation - Display Words one after another
by on Nov 21, 2016 at 7:22:05 pm

Well, there's Fade Up Word, Pop Buzz Word, Spin in By Word, Straight in by word... and each preset can be modified as you wish.

Or you might just scrutinize the training materials for test animation if you don't find what you like. Personally, I'd go for modifying the Fade Up Word so the fade is almost instantaneous.

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


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Jimmy CorriganRe: After Effects Text Animation - Display Words one after another
by on Nov 21, 2016 at 9:10:56 pm

Allright, I think I didn't specify my problem in the right way.

The thing is don't need some kind of typewriter style text reveal. I was looking for something like this:

in the middle of the screen there is the word "SUPER". font size 16pt, font helvetica.
2seconds later the word "SUPER" will be replaced by the word "POWER" (same font style)
another two seconds later the word "POWER" will be replaced by the word "AWESOME"...
(transitions are not necessary. hard cuts would be enough)

and so on and so on.

sorry for the trouble.


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Walter SoykaRe: After Effects Text Animation - Display Words one after another
by on Nov 21, 2016 at 9:39:13 pm

[Jimmy Corrigan] "in the middle of the screen there is the word "SUPER". font size 16pt, font helvetica.
2seconds later the word "SUPER" will be replaced by the word "POWER" (same font style)
another two seconds later the word "POWER" will be replaced by the word "AWESOME"...
(transitions are not necessary. hard cuts would be enough)"


Sorry, I misunderstood.

Add a Slider Control effect to your text layer. In the Effects Control Panel, rename it "Word".

Twirl open the text layer's Text property, then alt+click the Source Text stopwatch. Paste this expression:
t = value.split(" ");
i = Math.floor(effect("Word")("Slider"))-1;
if (i<0) i = 0;
if (i>=t.length) i = t.length-1;
t[i];


Now you can animate the the Word slider control to reveal the word you want.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Jimmy CorriganRe: After Effects Text Animation - Display Words one after another
by on Nov 21, 2016 at 9:19:48 pm

Took a look a Pop Buzz Word and it' the thing I was looking for.

Thank you very much. No way I would have thought of looking for "pop buzz word" ?

Cheers!


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Walter SoykaRe: After Effects Text Animation - Display Words one after another
by on Nov 21, 2016 at 7:58:58 pm

Add the Typewriter animation preset, then customize it.

Twirl your text layer open, then twirl open the animator, then twirl open the range selector, then twirl open Advanced. Change the Units to Index, and changed Based On to Words.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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