Click in the Composition window
Can format text in Character pallet
Double click on lyer to select all text
The anchor point is not in middle of layer but at the bottom left corner, This is the centre of rotation.
Can reposition the anchor point to the centre using the "pan Behind' tool manually move the anchor point to the centre. Short cut 'Y'
Source text option
Source text allows us to change the content and /or the format of text over time.
Activate source text by clicking Stop watch
Creates Hold frames (square shaped)
Can you this to make text appear alomg...
Also can use to change colour, font, font size,style
To remove keyframes - move time indicator to end of key frames then press stopwatch.
Can animate all usual transform properies.
plus fill colour, tracking and line spacing
Position - Now have two positions one in transform and one in text.
Specify how much of text is effected by teh animation
Only half moves
If for example change start to 40% and end to 60% effect just the middlw section
Can use 'offset' value to move the text eg set keyframe at -100% and one at +100%
This creates a Mexican wave effect.
Units val uses % or Index for Start and end values
Give more control can specify the number of characters
Based on - Characters or Characters excluding spaces
or Words or Lines (eg if working with Paragraphs)
Mode - Overlapping characters that are different colours (blend modes)
Amount- Changes the amount of the property u have changed Can go positive and ngative above and below the line.
Smoothness - Interpolation - Does not show the movement if 0
Animate on Scale
Animate select scale
Each character scales around its own anchor point
This applies to scale and rotation
Use more options - To chnage how scale applied. USe Acnchor point Grouping - choose from 'Character, Word, Line and All
So for example change the SCale %
Range selector - use characters in Advance menu (not %)
Create offset keyframes with '-' and '+' values
Add additional properties to the animator
Adding Spacing - Select Tracking
Adding another property to the animator - Colour - fill colour RGB
Can use the Advanced property - Smoothness - if reduce to o% then will restrict the change to just one character - dont fade out.