Paul Slemmer
Light, Motion & Sound
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Type Array

 

Type Array

The comprehensive type preset for After Effects.

New Version Coming Soon!

 

Why:

Text animation in After Effects is bizarrely difficult. Existing tools offer good options for introducing bodies of text over a period of time, but applying detailed animations to each index (character, word, or line) usually requires splitting onto multiple layers. I combined techniques from around the web to create a simple, versatile solution that applies your custom interpolation to each index with delay or markers. The result is a tool that does however much or little you need it to, then gets out of the way.

 

 

I'd honestly be hard-pressed to find a text layer in my work that doesn't use some variant of this preset. I hope it becomes equally useful to you.

Please contact me if you have questions about using this preset.

 

 

Changelog:

Type Array v1.5.2

  • Added support for CS6.

Type Array v1.5

  • Expression controllers gathered into pseudo-effect.
  • Interpolation property uses percentage units.
  • "Use Markers" checkbox functionality inverted and renamed Ignore Markers.
  • "Reverse" checkbox added. Words still animate on, but from the end of your text.
  • Type Array Selector defaults to Based On words. It usually looks better.
  • Contained retiming expressions in better conditions. This should resolve expression errors when deleting all keyframes from Interpolation.
  • 2000% more @conigs.

Type Array v1.0

  • The informal/internal tool TypeIn Interpolate v3 gets a facelift and is released to the world!

 

Credits:

Type Array v1.5 was built by Paul Conigliaro.
See his work at conigs.com and give him a follow at @conigs.

The works of Mattias Peresini and Dan Ebberts were foundational to the development of this tool. Freely available techniques from their tutorials were employed.