I have a long list I want to scroll like movie credits. That is the easy part. What the client wants is as the names scroll, some of them change. For example:
Bob Doe --> Larry Doe -- > George Doe
So if that was my list Bob Doe would cross dissolve to larry and then to George all while scrolling up the screen.
Anyone know the best way to go about doing this????
Parent all of your text layers to a null object. Animate the null object to get your scroll. Animate the opacity of any layers that need to change.
No magic involved. One would simply use duplicate layers and then any number of techniques from text animators to more elaborate stuff based on manual masking and fancy matte reveals, possibly requiring skyscraper high comps or stitching together multiple pre-comps. you might want to check the text animation presets that come with AE and read the help to get a basic understanding.
Thanks for the replies! If it were only a couple names it wouldn't be a big issue but there are about 100 names on this list that need to change. I guess this is going to be a time consuming project!