How to make Shape Text Animation in After Effects

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If you are looking for a cool-looking Shape Text Animation then this would be the best tutorial for you. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can create a simple but cool shape Text Animation in After Effects.

This tutorial is designed for beginners. So, I recommend you to watch my video till the end for a better understanding.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating an amazing shape text animation in after effects.

Step 1: Open Adobe After Effects. Go to the composition and create a new composition. Rename it to the Shape Text or whatever name you like. Set the resolution to 1920×1080 Pixels. 30 frames per second. Then set the duration to 10 seconds.

Step 2: Select the Text tool from the toolbar, and type your Text. Then align your text to the center.

Step 3: Select the pen tool from the toolbar. Set the Fill color to None, and stroke to solid color with 25 pixels. Click outside the text layer and Start making shapes like this.

Shape Text Animation

Step 4: Make another shape for the second character and so on. Then rename the shapes layers according to the characters. Select all shape layers then increase the stroke amount to cover the whole text.


Shape Text Animation

Step 5: Select any Shape layer, then Go to properties and add Trim paths. Go to trim paths.

Click the Start Stopwatch icon to add a keyframe. Set the End amount to 0% from the beginning, after two seconds, change the End value to 100%.

Step 6: Select both keyframes and right-click. Go to Keyframe assistant and select Easy Ease.

Step 7: Select both keyframes and Press Control C to copy them. Select the remaining Shape layers and press control V to paste it. It will paste the trim path properties to all layers.

Step 8: Select all shape layers, right-click, and select pre-compose. Rename it to Text Shapes.

Step 9: Select the Text layer. Go to track matte, and choose Alpha Matte (Text Shapes)

We are done! Our Shape Text animation in After Effects is ready.


Here you can download the free project file (77 KB)

Password: rizatgraphics111

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