Typography is a main staple in most design projects. With After Effects, static text comes alive and can move across the screen, or fade in and out. Applied motion and visual effects help reinforce the message behind the letters and words on screen. This chapter introduces the type engine in After Effects and shows how to apply basic movement to create a variety of kinetic typographic solutions.
At the completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
■ Discuss terminology and limitations for on-screen type
■ Create text layers in After Effects
■ Animate a text layer along a path
■ Apply text animators to a text layer
■ Use text selectors to animate individual characters