• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 15. Fog of Text > Animating the Text

Animating the Text

You'll randomly animate your text layers' Scale and Position along the Z axis in this section so the layers appear scattered throughout space. There's no science to this part; you'll come up with your own settings by randomly scrubbing the values:

1.
Turn on the 3D switch for each text layer in the Timeline's Switches column.

2.
Go to time 4:00, and add a Position keyframe and a Scale keyframe to each layer.

3.
Go to time 0:00, and change each layer's Z Position value (only the Z value!) and Scale value so that no layer has the same Z Position or Scale value as another layer. Make half the Z Position values negative and half positive so that some layers are closer to the viewer (negative Z value) and others appear in the distance (positive Z value).

You don't want to skew the text when you modify a layer's Scale, so leave on the Constrain Proportions button to the left of each set of Scale values.

The Timeline after adding the Position and Scale keyframes

The Composition after adding the Position and Scale keyframes


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint