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Simple Text Effect

16.4.2010, 21:35
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Using this flash lesson, You will see how to create Simple Text Effect using the Adobe After Effects and Flash. You can use this effect for some web banner or for some presentation. 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 28 fps.



Step 2


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



Step 3

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

Step 4

In the Effects&Presets Panel choose Animation Presets > Text >  Multi-Line > Currents. See the picture below!



Step 5

Using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique, move the Currents 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 Black color as background color and set the Frame Rate to 28 fps.

Step 10

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



Step 11

Call the current layer text effect.

Step 12

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

Step 13

Select now the Last Keyframe and go to the AS panel (F9). Then, enter this code inside the actions panel:

stop();

Step 14

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.

We're done!

Test your effect and enjoy!

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