02 After Effects EN

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I’m Ayana, a Vtuber!

Today, I will explain how to add animation to the entire text !


Let’s begin!

Let’s start!

Change the text with animation

To change every frames of the text entered in the Text layer, we use Source Text property.

Click the triangle button in the Text layer to display the Text property, then click the triangle button to expand it.

Drag the playhead in the Timeline panel to the position where you want to start animation.

①After moving the playhead, click the stopwatch button of the Source text property to set the first key frame.

➁Move the playhead to the position where you want the text to change.

In the composition panel, drag and select only the characters you want to change from the text, and enter the characters you want to change them into.

After you entered characters, the Source text property are automatically keyframed like this way.

Similarly, we change the characters of other texts and keyframes will be created like this. Play it on the preview panel to see the animation.

Animation of the text using a Range Selector

Then use the Range Selector to add animation to the text!

When using the Range Selector we can apply dynamic animation to the text.

①Expand the Text layer and expand the text properties.

➁Click the Animate button displayed on the left to open the menu.

➂Click Position from the Animate menu.

④Animator 1 property have been added to the Text properties. The Position property is added to the Range Selector 1 of the Animator 1.

First, type -100 in the Y value of the Position property to determine the height in which the text moves vertically.

When you expand the Range Selector 1, End property are displayed, so move the playhead to a position to where animation is started, and click a stopwatch button to create a key frame.

After creating the keyframe, change the End property value to 0% and then the text will return to its original position.

Drag the playhead to the position where you want the animation to end, and then change the value of the End property to 100%.

If you click the Play button from the preview panel, you can see the animation in which the characters of the text slides up like this.

Then change the value of the Start property to return the text to its original position!

Move the playhead to the position of the keyframe at the beginning of the End property. Click the stopwatch button on the left of the Start property to create the keyframe.

Move the playhead slightly to the right of the keyframe at the end of the End property and change the value of the Start property to 100%.

Next, let’s change the Scale of the characters sliding up one by one!

The selector is showed in the composition of the text, so you can change the Scale by dragging it.

Click the Add button on the right side of Animation 1 property, and select Scale from the the menu.

Change the Scale value to 200% so that the text can be expanded sequentially.

If you play it on the preview panel, it will look like this.

This is the end of the lecture on how to add animation to the entire text!


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