extrude letters in text in a sequence

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extrude letters in text in a sequence

Postby Baestro on 01/1/2018, 5:32 pm

Hi there,
I was wondering if it's possible to extrude a few paths in a sequence, so that each letter pops out before the next. Seems simple, but I can't figure out how to do it. Please advise.

Cheers,

Bennette
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Re: extrude letters in text in a sequence

Postby JPT7505 on 01/2/2018, 3:03 pm

Seperate groups and or element instances.
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Re: extrude letters in text in a sequence

Postby Baestro on 01/2/2018, 9:38 pm

I suppose I wasn't specific enough, I'm sorry. I tried using the multi-object function, but even with that it looks like individual elements can't be animated independently. I have 7 letters to animate, and seemingly 5 groups to work with. Am I missing something or do I need to look for a script/workaround that does this?
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Re: extrude letters in text in a sequence

Postby star+circle on 01/3/2018, 8:29 am

Likely best achieved using auxiliary animation. You have 10 channels per group to pick from. Assign a different channel to each letter when selecting the letters in MESH VIEW mode (button in Scene Setup, Scene panel bottom).
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Re: extrude letters in text in a sequence

Postby Gerry Clark on 01/3/2018, 9:50 am

Create your text. Apply the animation to it before adding the text layer to Element as a custom path. You could use one of the Animation presets to get yourself started.
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Re: extrude letters in text in a sequence

Postby JPT7505 on 01/3/2018, 10:55 pm

Baestro wrote:I suppose I wasn't specific enough, I'm sorry. I tried using the multi-object function, but even with that it looks like individual elements can't be animated independently. I have 7 letters to animate, and seemingly 5 groups to work with. Am I missing something or do I need to look for a script/workaround that does this?

I didn't say multi object, I stated additional instances of element or seperate each letter into another group.
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Re: extrude letters in text in a sequence

Postby star+circle on 01/4/2018, 5:25 am

Actually, there is an even simpler solution, which is to use the animation engine, put the letters in their original position in group 1, final position in group 2 and animate in directional or shape order sequence. With multi-object enabled.
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Re: extrude letters in text in a sequence

Postby Baestro on 01/8/2018, 10:33 am

star+circle wrote:Actually, there is an even simpler solution, which is to use the animation engine, put the letters in their original position in group 1, final position in group 2 and animate in directional or shape order sequence. With multi-object enabled.


Awesome. This is what I needed!

Thanks so much.
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