About This Class
Create shapes that match the size of text using Adobe After Effects expressions.
In this class, I'll show you how to animate the revealing of a dynamic text string. This allows the text to change, including the font or size, and have the animation automatically update. It'll let you create responsive essential graphics templates, and is a springboard to more complex interactions.
You'll learn how to use expressions to match the size of mask to a text element. I'll also show you a handy technique to add an animated easing to an expression using a placeholder object.
I'll go through these steps in the process:
- Classic setup with text reveal
- Calculating the text size and mask scale
- Creating a placeholder animation
- Linking it all together
If you need a short introduction to expressions first, watch my class Introducing After Effects Expressions.
Follow me, as I'll continue to publish classes building on these skills.
Also, if you're like me, you're getting a bit lost with all those assets, clips, and folders, check out my friend Sonja's class on being efficient in After Effects.