Question about an effect After Effects 6.5

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Dave Bareham, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. Dave Bareham

    Dave Bareham Guest

    I'm fairly new to this product and numerous searches have not revealed the
    effect I'm looking for.

    I hope I am able to explain it!

    Imagan some text which I want to make circular similar to the numbers on a
    clock face. For for example the word "commitment" would be wrapped so the
    last T is next to the first C and visible (as I said earlier) like the
    numbers on a clock face.

    I now want to be able rotate this word around a central point. This bit isnt
    difficult the part I#m struggling with is how to make the text circular in
    the first place. I cant find anything suitable in the animation presets -
    the closest I get is to the path and loop options.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    TIA

    Dave
     
    Dave Bareham, Nov 3, 2005
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  2. Dave Bareham

    RS Guest


    Look up Path Text in the Help files. Here is a step by step tutorial.

    http://www.designertoday.com/tabindex-1/tabId-41/itemid-2053/DesktopDefault.aspx

    Keyframe the postion property of the text for the movement.
     
    RS, Nov 3, 2005
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  3. Dave Bareham

    Dave Bareham Guest

    Ta - that was very helpful...

    Will have a play in the morning

    Dave
     
    Dave Bareham, Nov 3, 2005
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  4. Dave Bareham

    Dave Bareham Guest

    BTW Thanks for your help - the tutorial really helped.

    Dave
     
    Dave Bareham, Nov 5, 2005
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  5. Dave Bareham

    RS Guest

    Your quite welcome. You will however, likely become addicted to After
    Effects.

    There are three books by Chris and Trish Meyers that are excellent for
    learning AE which contain a number of excellent tutorials.
     
    RS, Nov 7, 2005
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  6. Dave Bareham

    Dave Bareham Guest

    Funnily enough evem before I read this reply those books were on order!
     
    Dave Bareham, Nov 9, 2005
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