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  • Neil Thaler

    February 21, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Hello all,

    VERY new to Ae so please give me the Idiots guide to how to do …

    I have text in a 5 second clip that appears like a type writer (Thanks Youtube).
    Once the 5 seconds are up I would the text to shrink to nothing over about 2 seconds and while shrinking move to the bottom right hand corner before disappearing completely.

    Can anyone explain an idiots guide how to do this please?

    Thanks in advance,

  • Brice Munn

    February 22, 2021 at 3:34 pm


    Just set position and scale keyframes. To do this, select your text layer and press ‘S’ on the keyboard. The scale property will appear. Left click the little stopwatch icon next to the scale property to enable keyframes, move your playhead a couple of second later and left click the “100%” next to scale and type “0” to have the text animate from full size down to 0% size. You’ll see the keyframe appear under your playhead. You can drag this back and forth to speed up or slow down your animation.

    To match it with a reposition into the bottom corner, select the layer and hit “P” on the keyboard. The position property will open up. You can repeat the keyframe process there to animate a position move.

    Hope this helps!


  • Neil Thaler

    February 23, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Hi Brice,

    I’ll give this a go later today
    Thanks 🙂

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