If you are looking to create a simple Text Animation, then this tutorial is easy and best for you. In this tutorial, you will learn to create a simple Mask Text Animation in Adobe After Effects without any plugins or expressions. After watching this tutorial, you will learn some basic techniques.
Let’s get started!
Step 1: First of all open Adobe After Effects, and create a new composition. Rename it to Mask text animation and set the resolution to 1920×1080 Pixels. Set the frame rate to 30 frames per second and set the duration to 10 seconds.
Step 2: Go to the Layer > New > Select the solid. Rename it to the background.
Step 3: Go to Toolbar and select the text tool. Click anywhere on the screen and add your text, then align your text to the center.
Step 4: Select the Pen Tool from the Toolbar. Set the Fill color to None, and Stroke to solid red color with 124 pixels.
Step 5: Create a Straight line shape on the Text. Go Under the Shape Layer > Click this little add button and choose trim paths.
Then go Under the trim paths and add a keyframe on the End value and change the end value to 0%. Go to about 6 seconds forward on the timeline and change the end value to 100%.
Step 6: Select the shape layer, and press U to reveal all keyframes. Select both Keyframes then right-click, and Go to keyframe assistant and choose easy ease.
Step 7: Select the Text layer go to track matte, and choose Alpha Inverted Matte. Select the Text and shape layer and Press control+D to make it duplicate. Select the second text layer and go to track matte and change the Alpha inverted matte to Alpha matte. Then Change the Text color to Yellow Or any color you like.
Step 8: Select the Shape layer and make it duplicate. Drag and drop just above the background layer and then Unhide it.
We are done! Our Mask Text Animation in After Effects is ready.
Here you can download the free project file (File Size: 36 KB)