Today, Iím going to show you how to create centipede text banner. This banner animation can be used for any web site. You can alos use this banner for some presentation. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. To create this lesson, you have to use adobe after effects and flash. Let's start!Example:
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.
Select the Horizontal Type Tool (Ctrl+T) and type any text on the StageStep 3
Choose Window > Effects&Presets (Ctrl+5).Step 4
In the Effects&Presets Panel choose Animation Presets > Text > Paths > Centipede. See the picture below!Step 5
Using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique, move the Centiped 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 CentipedText_mc.
Call the current layer centiped text.Step 11
Call the current layer centiped text.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
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 14
Click now on frame 160 (last keyframe of animation) and hit F5 key.