• Nikhil Pawar

Minimal 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.


This tutorial is inspired by this ‘Videohive Author

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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 color gradient. You can create linear or radial ramps, and vary the position and colors 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 colors and eliminate banding.


Q. What is ‘Lower Thirds’?

A graphic overlay when placed in the lowest section of a video and inside the title-safe area it is recognized as Lower Thirds. For advanced graphics to simple text, any graphical overlay can be used as a lower-third.

For instance, graphically active animated titles and/or introductory subtexts are used as lower-thirds and sometimes captions in the form of simple texts are also displayed.

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