Creating Modular Text Systems in After Effects

Speed Up Your Type Workflow by Making Modular Text Systems for Your Projects in After Effects

Workbench’s Joe Clay has a look at creating modular text systems in After Effects, building upon his Liquid Write-On technique. It’s a great way to build up complex type animations without killing yourself over it. Creating a modular text system lets you add premade animations and merely point them to an existing text layer.

More Tutorials That Work With Text

Ukramedia’s Sergei Prokhnevskiy had a great trick that can replace After-Effects’ Text Layer names with the name of the Composition.

Roland Hartmann from Showed how to build up type effects using Stardust.

Mikey Borup demonstrates how to set up a text bubble animation in Ae, and make it completely dynamic.

Motion Array dove into creating sweet looking 3D type complete with environmental effects.