• Nikhil Pawar

Minimal Glitch Title Intro Animation in After Effects - No Plugins

Here’s an after effects tutorial on how to create a Cinematic ‘Text Title Animation’ in After Effects without using any plugins.

Opening titles sequences are important not just because of the fact they give credit where it’s due, but also because they’re designed to capture the essence of the TV show or film’s story. The style, music, imagery, typography, and text animation of the opening sequence all work together to create a brilliant fusion between graphic design and filmmaking.

Like always this after effects tutorial is available on YouTube with free access, detailed, simple and easy to follow up guidance.

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Q. What is ‘Text Animation’?

Sometimes the style of text is not enough to capture the attention of the viewer, so just like everything else we bring motions to the texts too in order to make them more appealing and retaining.

Kinetic Typography is the name usually used to represent text animation as it is the technical name for the moving text.

You can check out more After Effects Tutorials on Text Animation on our YouTube Channel.

Q. What is ‘Gradient Ramp’ in After Effects?

We’ll be using Gradients in this After Effects tutorial so have a look at what it is: The Gradient Ramp effect creates a colour gradient. You can create linear or radial ramps, and vary the position and colours of the ramp over time. Use the Start Of Ramp and End Of Ramp properties to specify the start and end positions. Use the Ramp Scatter control to disperse the ramp colours and eliminate banding.


Q. What is ‘Track Matte’ in After Effects?

When you want one layer to show through holes defined by another layer, set up a track matte. The underlying layer (the fill layer) gets its transparency values from the values of certain channels in the track matte layer—either it's an alpha channel or the luminance of its pixels.

For example, you can use a text layer as a track matte for a video layer to allow the video to only show through the shapes defined by the text characters.


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