HI, I've been searching around and am trying to find the best way to make my text appear to type out on the screen. Ultimately, I'ld like to use the courier font and have each individual letter type out on the screen. Is there a way to do this in After Effects without plug-ins and without create a layer for each letter? Unfortunately I am using After Effects 7. I could get my hands on my friend's AE CS3 machine if need be. Thanks.
There's also a Typewriter animation preset that comes with After Effects.
I found both of these things and much more with this After Effects Community Help search for 'typewriter text'.
Thanks very much. This works perfectly!
if you have some cash to drop and need a set of retro filters, check out Image Lounge. the typewrite module is incredibly cool and flexible and provides lots of cursor and lag-lead effects. the package has not seen an update since it was released in the early 90s so the filters definitely have a 20th Century look and feel to them.