6.1 Tutorial: Animated Text

Suppose, for the purposes of this tutorial, that your first name is Carol, a respectable, non-gender-specific name. Suppose you, Carol, want to decorate an online photo album with an animated logo of your first name. The letters of your name will appear progressively and then move into position. Once your entire name has appeared, the animation stops.

In Chapter 4, you learned how to build a complex logo. Because the focus of this tutorial is the animation, the logo will be very simple. If you like, you can combine these animation techniques with more advanced logo designs, but be advised that such combinations often result in an awkward mess.

As you’ll see in 18.1 Principles of Animation, an animation is made from successive ...

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