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Download: After Effects Animation Presets Series 02

Six animation presets for text and layers By Stephen Schleicher

Animation presets are more than just text properties.  Animation presets can also include filters and masks to be used as paths.  This week we present another collection of text presets that you can add to your Animation Preset Library.

Applying an animated in or animated out preset will sometimes work, but other times you will want to add to the effect to make it unique and your own.  With the Text controls in After Effects 6.5 you have the ability to make the text follow a mask, or even apply an effect for a fresh look on an old technique.

In this collection of presets, we provide you with an Animated In and Animated Out, one path based motion, a random text change, as well as two color presets. 

In the last Animation Preset (schleicher_preset_01) I provided a couple of presets to drop in words in order.  In Drop In/Out Random Words, multiple lines of text drop in and out of frame at random.  This effect could be applied to a single line, but it looks best with multiple lines.

Jibba Jabba begins with random text and as time progresses the random letters form coherent information.

Infinity is a path based preset that takes on the shape of an infinity symbol.  You can tweak the shape of the mask for your project.

The final two animation presets create a flashing/pulsing color behind your text.  In order to get these two presets to work correctly, you will need to duplicate your text layer and apply the presets to the bottom layer.  Blue Flash creates a pulsing blue light behind your text, while Color Flash uses a random color for each frame.

Here is a look at the presets included in this collection.

Drop In Random Words

Drop Out Random Words

What's with all the Jibba Jabba?

Infinity. Yes that is the accurate number for Pi.

Blue Flash
Random Color Flash

Go on to the next page for download and installation instructions.


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