Week 36: Create a live animation for handwritten text in Adobe After Effects

Make a short animation in AE that looks as if you are writing a word (of your choice) on the spot. It's even better if you can use your very own handwriting!

Beginner

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Animate one word, but use your own handwriting and then animate it as if you are writing it on the spot.

Intermediate

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Create an animation that consists out of an animated pattern and one or more other effects.

Advanced

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Animate one word, but use your own handwriting. Really dive in and get it 100% perfect. Where needed ‘slice’ your word in the required pieces (use Ai to create a separate layer for each part and name them clearly) to get all the lines perfectly animated.

Time Allocated

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Allow 1 hour for a beginner, 1 and a half for intermediate, and approximately 2 and a half for an advanced designer.

Design Goals

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Create an animation in which your word appears as if being written ‘live’ on the spot

Constraints

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Use Adobe Illustrator and After Effects. Keep the animation short, max 10 seconds.

Software

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  • illustrator
    Adobe Illustrator

    Layers

  • other-software
    Other

    Adobe After Effects

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