Kinetic Text After Effects Tutorial – Animated Typography Techniques [NO PLUGINS]



Kinetic text or Animated typography is an After Effects skill set every motion designer needs.
This free animation tutorial will cover a range of techniques to produce dynamic animated typography inside Adobe After Effects step by step.

As well as standard layer animation we will use after effects range selectors to animate and layer different properties on a per word and per character basis. I will show you how to utilise null objects as easy to transform parents allowing big sweeping movements all timed to a voice over.

In the video I will be using some simple expressions scripts that you can easily copy and paste to use in any project, link below to download.

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▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

0:00 – Intro
00:50 – Rough timing edit to the VO setup
06:05 – Section 01 – Using range selectors
11:05 – 3D text layers and inertia expression
19:41 – Setting up a control null
23:40 – Section 02 – Layered range selectors, by word and single characters
34:19 – Section 03 – Colour animation
49:02 – Section 04 Reeeaally – Per character 3d, 2nd expression
01:02:27 – Extras and finishing up

Link to the two expressions is here:

SCRIPT A – Inertia for all objects.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14BbH86CxBWYWgzSLexCUYAtDLI7M7Bes/view?usp=sharing

SCRIPT B – Single text per character.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vEqxPRvJdkYCGDAQm1tlPVWnuxOY-Nhz/view?usp=sharing

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