Squirmy Text Animation

Date: 21.6.2010, 16:39    Total views: 27555

In this flash lesson, you will learn how to create squirmy Text Animation using the adobe after effects and flash. This animation you can use for any  text banner or for any presentation. This animation looks so attractive but at the same time it is easy to do. Let's start!

Example:



Step 1

Create a new after effects composition. Set the Width of Your composition to 300 and Height to 200 px. For Preset set Custom, for Pixel Aspect Ratio set Square Pixels and set the Frame Rate to 40 fps.



Step 2


Select the Horizontal Type Tool (Ctrl+T) and type any text on the Stage.

Step 3

Choose Window > Effects&Presets (Ctrl+5).

Step 4

In the Effects&Presets Panel choose Animation Presets > Text >  Paths > Squirmy. See the picture below!



Step 5

Using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique, move the Squirmy effect from Effects&Presets panel on the text on the stage.

Step 6

Go now to the Timeline and reduce the length of the film to the length of the animation.

Step 7

After that, choose Composition > Trim Comp To Work Area.

Step 8

Choose now File > Export > Adobe Flash (Swf).

Step 9

Create a new flash document. Set the Width of Your document to 300 and Height to 200 px. Set any color as background color and set the Frame Rate to 40 fps.

Step 10

Create a new Movie Clip (Ctrl+F8) and name it SquirmyText_mc.



Call the current layer squirmy text.

Step 11

Choose now File > Import > Import to Stage (Ctrl+R) and Import a swf file that we just made in After Effects.

Step 12

Go back on the main stage (Scene 1). After that, drag the Text Movie Clip from the Flash Library on the Flash Stage using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique.

Step 13

Click now on frame 118 (last keyframe of animation) and hit F5 key.

We're done!

Test your animation and enjoy!

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