Yesterday I showed you how to add a gradient effect to your text in After Effects using the ramp tool (find this video here). Today I am going to show you how to add an animation preset and for the opacity value of the text and how to animate it.
Hi, I’m Adam from Dude in a drama.com, Today I’m going to show you how to animate the opacity of your text using an animation preset. After Effects has many animation presets that I would recommend you have a play with yourself to get the feel of, but over the next few blogs I’m going to give you a short tutorial everyday to show you one of them and how they work.
Today we are looking at text opacity. Now using the same project file as yesterday I’m just going to go to the text1 composition and select the text. Then we go down to the text layer in the time line and hit the little drop down arrow at the side. which will reveal the components of that layer. You will also see the “Animate” button, click that to open a menu of animation presets.
Select the Opacity option and you will be given an animator function called “Animator1″ with in this open up the Range Selector 1 layer to reveal the options for editing the opacity. Set the opacity value to 0% and try out the different Range Selector Values. Today we are going to be using the Offset Value so click the stopwatch on that layer to set a keyframe then move to the end of the composition, this composition is only 5 seconds long which is about perfect for this demonstration but you can move the end to where you desire. Then set the Offset value to 100% You will see the text becomes visible from left to right. Similar to the Gradient effect form the Ramp tool I showed you yesterday!
Try moving the end keyframe to make the transition faster or slower till you get it right and there you have it!
I’m Adam from Dude In A Drama.com and I’ve just shown you how to add an Opacity Animator to text in After Effects