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Easiest Text Swipe Ever

In this tutorial we look at one of the simplest ways to create a text swipe while keeping it dynamic and on one layer. We let a mask expansion value reference the anchor point value of the layer (as both are measured in pixels and transform correctly with the layer) to create the visual, and some simple expressions take care of all the animating in and out. Enjoy!

Dynamic Text Swipe

We're back tinkering with text layers and today we're creating a text swipe animation without masks or shapes as it's all on one layer.

Animating the Dynamic Text Box

Due to popular request here's an explanation as to how I go about animating the dynamic text box. Combine the use of Range Selectors to get a smooth animation that can easily be controlled using keyframes on one layer.

Dynamic Text Box

Learn in 10 min how to create a dynamic text box that changes size automatically to the text, on one text layer without complex expressions with any font, in Adobe After Effects.


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