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  • Text animation: grow with “bounce”

    Posted by Jeremy Allen on March 29, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I know the basics of using the text animators with the range selectors, offsets, selector shape, etc, but I can’t quite figure this out..

    I’m trying to animate each letter in a word to start at 0% scale, grow to say 110% and then return to 100%. I’m using an offset with the Ramp Up shape, based on Characters. So I’m able to scale the letters from 0% – 100%, but I can’t figure out how to make the letters go beyond 100% and then back to 100%. You’ve seen the effect a million times and I figured this would be easily recreated with the animator.

    I played with the wiggly selector and I couldn’t quite get it to do what I wanted. Then I thought I could just add another scale property, but apparently you can only have one scale property per animator.

    Can anyone give me any pointers on this basic effect?

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    8core MacPro, 3.0 GHZ, 10GB RAM, OSX 10.5.6

    C4D 11.5
    AE CS3
    FCP 6.0.1

    Jeremy Allen replied 13 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Steve Roberts

    March 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    This is a “but this one goes to eleven” discussion.

    Why don’t you increase point size of the letters and animate from 90% to 100%?

  • Jeremy Allen

    March 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    ok, so after I posted that, I figured out how to add a second animator with scale. I set up the 2nd animator just like the first one, but pushed the offset keyframes down the timeline a few frames. So now animator 1 scales up from 0% and animator 2 scales from 150% back to 100%. It seems kinda backwards to me but for some reason it works. Is this the best way to achieve this effect, or can it be done with only one animator?

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    8core MacPro, 3.0 GHZ, 10GB RAM, OSX 10.5.6

    C4D 11.5
    AE CS3
    FCP 6.0.1

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