Mask Text Animation in Adobe After Effects
Create a simple Text Animation in Adobe After Effects. 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.
Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Mask Text Animation:
Step 1: Set Up Composition
- Open Adobe After Effects.
- Create a new composition named “Mask Text Animation.”
- Set the resolution to 1920×1080 pixels, frame rate to 30 frames per second, and duration to 10 seconds.
Step 2: Add Background Solid Layer
- Go to Layer > New > Solid.
- Rename the solid layer to “Background.”
Step 3: Add and Format Text
- Select the Text Tool from the Toolbar.
- Click anywhere on the screen and add your desired text.
- Align the text to the center.
Step 4: Create a Masked Line Shape
- Select the Pen Tool from the Toolbar.
- Set the Fill color to None and Stroke to a solid red color with 124 pixels.
- Draw a straight-line shape on the text.
- Under the Shape Layer, click the Add button and choose “Trim Paths.”
- Go to the Trim Paths options and add a keyframe on the End value, setting it to 0%.
- Go about 6 seconds forward on the timeline and change the End value to 100%.
Step 6: Apply Easy Ease to Keyframes
- Select the shape layer and press U to reveal all keyframes.
- Select both keyframes, right-click, and choose Keyframe Assistant > Easy Ease.
Step 7: Create a Masked Text Layer
- Duplicate the Text and Shape Layers.
For the First Duplicated Text Layer (Top Layer):
- Go to Track Matte and choose “Alpha Inverted Matte.”
For the Second Duplicated Text Layer (Bottom Layer):
- Go to Track Matte and choose “Alpha Matte.”
- Change the Text color to yellow or any desired color.
Step 8: Duplicate Shape Layer
- Duplicate the Shape Layer.
- Drag and drop it just above the Background layer.
- Unhide the duplicated Shape Layer.
Your Mask Text Animation in Adobe After Effects is now complete! This tutorial guides you through creating an engaging animation using masks, text layers, and track mattes. Customize the colors, timing, and other properties to achieve the desired visual effect.