Published on Jun 21, 2024

Text Animators for Beginners - After Effects Type Tutorial

Step-by-Step Guide:

How to Create Text Animations in After Effects

1. Changing Source Text:

  • Open After Effects and import your text layer.
  • Click on the text layer and open the dropdown menu for text options.
  • Create keyframes on the source text to change the text content over time.
  • Experiment with changing the font, styling, color, strokes, size, tracking, and kerning on different keyframes to create dynamic text animations.

2. Basic Slide-In Animation:

  • Click on the text layer and select "Animate" to add animators.
  • Choose the position property and set keyframes to create a slide-in animation.
  • Ease the keyframes for smooth animation.
  • This basic slide-in animation can be copied and pasted onto other text layers for consistency.

3. Sexy Slide-In Animation:

  • Create a new text layer and add position and opacity animators.
  • Set keyframes for position and opacity to control the animation.
  • Use the range selector to animate the offset and reveal the text gradually.
  • Experiment with different easing options to fine-tune the animation effect.

4. Flicker Animation:

  • Build upon the slide-in animation by adding a flicker effect.
  • Use the range selector to animate the offset randomly for a flickering text effect.
  • Adjust the random seed value to control the speed of the flicker.
  • Copy the keyframes in reverse to animate the text out with the flicker effect.

5. Custom Text Animators:

  • Explore additional properties like rotation, wiggling, and anchor points to create unique text animations.
  • Utilize Unicode characters to incorporate symbols, emojis, and arrows into your text animations.
  • Save your custom text animations as presets for future use by highlighting the animators and selecting "Save Animation Preset."

6. Using Text Animator Presets:

  • Download the text animator presets provided in the video description.
  • Drop the presets into your After Effects presets folder for easy access.
  • Apply the presets by searching for them in the Effects and Presets panel or using tools like FX Console.
  • Customize the presets to suit your text animation needs and enjoy experimenting with different effects.

7. Conclusion:

  • Have fun exploring and creating unique text animations using the techniques demonstrated in the tutorial.
  • Feel free to share your creations and tag the creator on social media platforms for feedback and inspiration.

By following these steps, you can create engaging and dynamic text animations in After Effects using text animators.