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  • Nico Jones

    December 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Hi all,

    A tiny, tiny thing. I’m animating some text using the AE controls. I want to animate on some text one word at a time, either by scale or fade up of opacity.

    So say I apply the ‘fade up words’ preset – the words fade up one at a time. Cool. But – how do I make them overlap? So, word 2 begins to fade up before word 1 has finished fading up, and so on.

    Many thanks!


  • Cassius Marques

    December 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    For that specific preset you’ll have to change the shape from square to ramp up

    Then delete the keyframes on “start”(keep it at 0)

    Animate the offset from -100 to 100. Now you can control the “feathering” of the animation by changing the end value alone(without keyframing, 100 being the whole sentence).

  • Nico Jones

    December 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Cool – thanks for your help. That does get the effect I’m looking for…but not quite with the level of customisation or control I’m after. Any other ways to come at this?

  • Cassius Marques

    December 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Can you be a little more specific on what can’t you get it right?

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