1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 8, 2009 3:25 PM by Rick Gerard

    Need rubber band text effect

    Federated Films Level 1

      I want to make a series of text titles zoom out and then stretch in the middle as they reach full size like a rubber band having over stretched and then pinging back into place in CS4. I have looked through the text animation presets and can't find anything there so looks like I need to build the effect from scratch.


      Need to know what are the basic steps I need to take to manipulate text in this way?





        • 1. Re: Need rubber band text effect
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          This is fairly easy to do with an expression. Dan Ebbberts has a couple of examples that would work. The first is explained in the "It's a Fact Jack" part of this page. You would apply the expression to the X scale property. Just change the y to an x then write the final line [x, 100]


          If that doesn't do it for you try looking at Dan's Elastic Connection page. You could tie the x scale of the text to a null then animate the null's position to get your elastic effect.


          The most direct option is to just animate the X scale by hand. It may take you a few tries to get the exact look you want.