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Flash + After Effects, 2nd Edition by Chris Jackson

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CHAPTER 6 Type in Motion

Motion Graphics has become synonymous with text, specifically animated text. This chapter shows you how to apply typography and movement to create a variety of motion graphics solutions in After Effects that can be integrated into Flash.

Creating and Animating Type

The text engine in After Effects is an incredible tool. It is one of the best out there. You have at your disposal an arsenal of text animators and properties to control and animate over time. With all this power comes a certain amount of complexity. Figure 6.1 shows a typical text layer in the Timeline. It may look a little intimidating with all those properties, but by the time you complete this chapter, you’ll discover that creating text in After Effects ...

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