A novice here. I am working on my first banner ad, and I've hit a snag. What I want to achieve is an exploding text effect, though I may have bitten off more than I can chew the way I have done it so far.
I started the first frame with a bit of text, the second frame had two bits, third frame 4 bits, and then I loaded the spray tool and kept adding each frame until the stage was almost full. This was the effect I wanted to achieve, so far so good. But then I want to make all those words explode off the stage again. I tried breaking apart the text and dragging them off one by one, but because I used the spray tool, there was so many of them, it took ages, and in the end I didn't get the desired effect. I've played around with shape tweening, doing a similar thing, but only one word was animated to bounce off the stage. Please dont' tell me I need to do it for each and every word in it's own layer--there's a hundred or so of them. (Courteousy of the massive dump of the spray tool-great effect, but now I want it gone!)
So, I wonder is there a way I can do it so that I animate only a few of them to explode, but then copy and paste this on several layers so that it gives the effect of a whole lot of words exploding off the page?
I am not married to the explosion idea, I just thought it would be effective for my next key frame which is also a word (not sure yet how I am going to bring that in). If there are other ways I can effectively move the text pile on so that the next phrase can enter the stage. I don't particularly want to use a fade out effect, it's not dramatic enough--the text that's piled up is a dollar amount, (I mention this to trigger ideas ), and fading won't work. Crumbling from top to bottom might be okay, but I don't know how to do this. If anyone has ideas on how I can make the text explode (even if it means going back and creating the text pile again without using the spray tool, if that's the problem). Or, another way I can transition to the next frame. Sorry that this is so long.
text effects are much easier to achieve using actionscript than using the timeline unless you want to animate an individual letter (as opposed to animating the letters in a work or any number of words).
Waah! I'm too new, I don't know AS.