Improve animated write-on type in After Effects
A typeface with a dramatic stroke variation needs a little TLC when it comes to animating it. In this short tutorial, our designer Nikki shows you how to improve the “write-on type stroke effect” in After Effects when the thick-thin variation is significant. We used this technique in our showreel Past Modern.
If you’re not familiar with this stroke effect used to create the write-on, check out one these helpful tutorials: Animated Handwriting in Layers magazine or Video Copilot’s Writing on the Wall (a.k.a. graffiti).
Alejandro Paul’s Courtesy Script available from Sudtipos.com.
Meet Derek Armstrong McNeill
Derek McNeill has been telling visual stories most of his life. The Seattlite first honed his eye working as a photographer in the US Air Force, then worked in advertising art direction and design. He now divides his time shooting his own documentary projects and stock footage. “After carrying around a camera kit for years, telling visual […] Read more