Is there a way to include text wrap when animating the resizing of a text?
I want to animate from a large Helvetica font to a small Times font. The text bounding box will not be resized. Now, I don't want the text just to resize but I want the words to switch the line if neccessary.
Another questing that goes along with this: I tried to solve the font animation with animating the source text. What happens is that it just switches from one font to the other. Is there a way to get a fluent animation between fonts?
Thanks a lot!
(I'm using CS4 by the way.)
No, no and no. It's just how it is. If you must blend between 2 different typefaces, use 2 layers and use text animators on each on them to revela the words. Anything from simple linear wipes to random character appearance. And if I may be so bold: for the life of it stay away from animating line wrap and resizing the text at the same time. This is just gonna look ugly and cause a lot of flickering and frankly it's an typography nightmare...
Animating source text produces a single frame jump in the source text. No way around that.
The font isn't going to work either. Everything switches with each keyframe. Take a close look at the keyframes. They are square boxes. Square boxes in the timeline are Hold Keyframes. That means they hold the value until the next keyframe.
Try Mulenium's suggestions. They'll work for you just fine. If it's really critical to your design to morph from one shape to another you're going to be in to a lot of work and a 3rd party plug-in like RE:Vision FX Reflex tools.