How to type on text in after effects without plugin

In this tutorial we will learn how to type on text in after effects without plugin.

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Tutorial Details

  • Program: After Effects CC
  • Estimated Completion Time: 15 minutes
  • Difficulity: Easy

Resources

This effect is often used on video documentaries or some films such as mission impossible to explain the location or place of the scene.

In the documentary video this effect is used to dramatize events so that they become even more interesting to look at. Below will explain how to make it.

How to type on text in after effects without plugin:

1 – Make a new composition

How to type on text in after effects without plugin

Set as follows:

  • Composition name: Type_on_text
  • Width: 1920 px
  • Height: 1080 px
  • Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
  • Duration: 03 second
  • Klik OK

2 – Type a texts

type a texts 1

In this step we will type in the composition by clicking on the T icon or with the shortcut ctrl + T.

type a texts 2

Write the text as you want, I type Kembang Island in this step, a small island located in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.

type a texts 3

Click the rectangle tool and drag it until it covers the writing. Set the keyframe at frame 20.

type a texts 4

Drag the rectangle tool to cover the text that we have created as shown.

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3- Make Blinker with rectangle tool

Make Blinker with rectangle tool

Create a new rectangle to form a blinker like the typing effect in the text and don’t forget to write Blinker on the layer to remember the layer. Creating the name of this layer is very important if you create a project with multiple layers.

Make Blinker with rectangle tool 2

Make Blinker with rectangle tool 3

On the blinker layer click T to display the opacity and click the stopwatch icon and set it on the initial frame.

Make Blinker with rectangle tool 4

Press shift and drag the blinker layer until it covers the text.

Make Blinker with rectangle tool 5

Press U to display the Position and Opacity on the Blinker layer.

Make Blinker with rectangle tool 6

Drag the keyframes according to the picture.

Make Blinker with rectangle tool 7

Set opacity at the beginning of 100% then 0% then 100% then 0% to the frame 02.00 f as shown.

Make Blinker with rectangle tool 8

Pre-compose the Kembang Island layer by checking Move all attributes into the new composition as shown.

Make Blinker with rectangle tool 9

4 – Finished.

That’s the tutorial How to type on text in after effects without plugin easily. You can try it right away. May be useful. Please comment below if you didn’t understand this tutorial.