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After Effects in Production, 2nd Edition by Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer

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Hot but Cool

A trio of text animation tricks: slamdown, 3D rotation and write on.

This breezy tutorial shares three ideas for animating the words in the title Hot but Cool: jerkily slamming the word “Hot” into place, rotating “but” into position in 3D, and using the Paint tool to write on “Cool” one character at a time. You’ll perform these tricks keeping in mind how each animation will work with the soundtrack.

We provide you with a starter composition that already has the marked-up soundtrack in place. You’ll ...

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