i tried to do an animation with a rectangle exploding into numbers. but without success. with the shatter effect applied to the rectangle, i can just select the standard patterns (e.g. glass) and a custom shatter map (- the rectangle). but then the rectangle just explodes with glass tiles.
is there a way to create a new pattern using the numbers?
or is there any other effect to do this?
Use a second copy of the precomp containing your numbers as the custom shatter map. You may need to duplicate the actual comp and add a bit of extra weight to the text (possibly with Generate>Vegas or Stylize>Glow) to get it to shatter it properly. You might find this tutorial useful.
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