AE7: How Do I Get Two Different Text Presets On The Same Text Layer At Different Locations?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Deke, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Deke

    Deke Guest


    Something simple, say, a "crawl in" preset to bring the text in, and
    then the text sits there for a second or two, long enough to read it,
    and then another, different text preset, an "outro" preset to make the
    text leave.

    Trouble is, when you do the "right-click" on the text preset, and
    choose "Place in After Effects", it apply's the preset to the "entire"
    layer that was highlighted.

    What I want to do would require a preset in the beginning of the
    layer, (intro preset), nothing in the middle, and one at the end,
    (outro preset).

    Im looking to place presets at exact/specific locations within the
    same layer for specified amounts of time. Is this possible, or is this
    the incorrect approach to what I wish to do?

    Thank You
    Deke, Oct 18, 2007
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  2. Deke

    David McCall Guest

    Put the curssor where you want the effect to begin.
    It's a no-brainer for the animate on.
    For the animate off you still put the cursor where you
    want the effect to start, but you don't know where it
    will end until you put the preset on the text.
    Once it's placed you can look under the "text" dropdown
    (on the timeline) and then find an entry called animator.
    Typically "animator 1" will be your animate on and
    "animator 2" will be your animate off.
    There will be a "range selector" under that will be various
    options to alter the preset's settings. There will uslually be
    keyframes for the "offset" setting. You can alter the speed
    and timing of the preset by sliding those keyframes.

    David McCall, Oct 18, 2007
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