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Ryan JohnAnimate paragraph text
by on Apr 26, 2011 at 4:51:37 pm

Is it possible to animate the content/structure of a paragraph?

For example go from;

"The Fox jumped
over the Dog"


"The Fox
the Dog"

I want to avoid segmenting the text into separate layers and was thinking along the lines of animating the paragraph text bounding box but cant see any way of keying the control points.

Any ideas?

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Brian CharlesRe: Animate paragraph text
by on Apr 26, 2011 at 7:19:25 pm

The only 2 methods I can think of are:

1) to animate the source text, this only allows hold keyframes so the text jumps to the new position/format.

2) Using a mask path to animate the text to a new position.

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Ryan JohnRe: Animate paragraph text
by on Apr 27, 2011 at 9:17:40 am

Thanks, I animated the source text in this instance and could get away with it due to a lot of motion.

I had a play around with masks but found a lack of control, it was fine for going from one line to one word lines but to get it to have multiple words going to multiple lines it fell to pieces.

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