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Tutorial 60: Advanced Text Animator Attributes

Joe Clay | Mar 3, 2017

This week we explore the advanced attributes of text animators so that we can understand what the hell things like ease high means. Hint: high or "on" is what the properties in the animator are set to, and low or "off" is the default value.

To animate a loop with an angle control, add an angle control to your text layer, name it revolution, and past this into the Range Selector's Offset Property:

r = effect("Revolution")("Angle")%360/360;
if(r < 0)
{
    linear(r,-1,0,-100,100);
}
else
{
    linear(r,0,1,-100,100);
}

In the, hopefully, near future, we'll start a separate series to explore expressions in-depth—including some programming/mathematical concepts that specifically help with After Effects, like range mapping as used in the expression above.

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