After Effects text and shape layers offer both an extremely powerful way for animating elements and an extremely unwieldy workflow. There are some simple ways that you can set up creating type animation in After Effects.

how to 1. create a random letter reveal and 2. make it more awesome.

Once you understand the basic premise for Ae’s animators, in type animation, it is a fairly simple process. However you can simplify how you interact with them even further.

Here, Mikey Borup shows how you can create a random letter type animation, that will reveal the characters on the screen one letter at a time. In all, a straight forward endeavor. He also show you how to make it “more awesome” by having everything handled through one convenient slider in After Effects.