Zig-Zag Text Animation
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Today, Iím going to show you how to create cool zig-zag text animation. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. To make this lesson, you just have to use adobe after effects and flash. This text animation can be used for any text banner or for some presentation. Let's start!
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 32 fps.
Select the Horizontal Type Tool (Ctrl+T) and type any text on the Stage.
Choose Window > Effects&Presets (Ctrl+5).
In the Effects&Presets Panel choose Animation Presets > Text > Paths > Zig-Zag. See the picture below!
Using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique, move the Zig-Zag effect from Effects&Presets panel on the text on the stage.
Go now to the Timeline and reduce the length of the film to the length of the animation.
After that, choose Composition > Trim Comp To Work Area.
Choose now File > Export > Adobe Flash (Swf).
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 42 fps.
Create a new Movie Clip (Ctrl+F8) and name it Zig-ZagText_mc.
Call the current layer ZigZag text.
Choose now File > Import > Import to Stage (Ctrl+R) and Import a swf file that we just made in After Effects.
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.
Test your animation and enjoy!