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Dynamic Text Swipe

Intermediate

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.

Having an issue with the whole screen going white?
In later versions of After Effects, Set Channels fills the whole alpha channel of the layer rather than being confined to just the bounds of the text layer.

To solve this issue, do not use Set Channels as the first effect.
Instead, use Matte -> Simple Choker. Then in the Simple Choker effect toggle the View from Final to Matte. This gives the same result whilst maintaining the bounding box.

Then just follow the tutorial like you would otherwise.

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My screen goes all white after adding the first "Calculations"

In later versions of After Effects, Set Channels fills the whole alpha channel of the layer rather than being confined to just the bounds of the text layer.

To solve this issue, do not use Set Channels as the first effect.

Instead, use Matte -> Simple Choker. Then in the Simple Choker effect toggle the View from Final to Matte. This gives the same result whilst maintaining the bounding box.

Then just follow the tutorial like you would otherwise.

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