Wiggly Text Animation in Adobe After Effects
In this short Adobe After Effects tutorial, you will learn to create a Wiggly Text Animation. This is a fast and easy tutorial. I recommend you watch the video till the end.
Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Wiggly Text Animation:
Step 1: Create a Composition
- Open Adobe After Effects.
- Create a new composition and name it “Wiggly Text Animation.”
- Set the resolution to 1920×1080 pixels, frame rate to 30 frames per second, and duration to 10 seconds.
Step 2: Add and Format Text
- Select the Type Tool from the Toolbar.
- Add your desired text to the composition.
- Increase the text size and align it to the center.
Step 3: Create Fractal Noise Background
- Go to the Layer Menu > New > Solid Layer.
- Rename the solid layer.
- Go to the Effects & Presets panel and search for “Fractal Noise.”
- Drag and drop the Fractal Noise effect onto the solid layer.
- Change the Contrast value to 110.
- Under the Evolution options, hold the ALT key and click the stopwatch icon next to Evolution to add an expression. Replace the existing expression with “time*10.”
Step 4: Pre-compose the Background
- Right-click on the solid layer.
- Select “Pre-compose.”
- Rename the pre-composition and choose the option to “Move all attributes into the new composition.”
Step 5: Apply Displacement Map to Text
- Hide the composition layer with the fractal noise background.
- Select the text layer.
- Go to the Effects & Presets panel and search for “Displacement Map.”
- Drag and drop the Displacement Map effect onto the text layer.
- In the Displacement Map effect settings, change the displacement map layer to the pre-composition we created earlier.
Step 6: Adjust Displacement Settings
- Set the Max Horizontal Displacement and Max Vertical Displacement values to 8.
Step 7: Optional Animation Speed Adjustment
If you want to change the animation speed, you can adjust the Max Horizontal and Vertical Displacement values. Higher values will result in a more intense wiggling effect, while lower values will create a subtle animation.
Your Wiggly Text Animation in Adobe After Effects is now complete! This tutorial guides you through creating a dynamic text animation using Fractal Noise and Displacement Map effects. Feel free to customize the settings further to achieve different wiggling effects or experiment with various text and background options.