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Random dots forming a word

New Here ,
Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Hello Community, 

I am trying to animate random dots to  form a word. 

I need  dots to ONE BY ONE make a word. I have done something manually so far in Illustrator then brought into AE but as it jumps to the next frame many dots all appear at once..this is not the concept.

I am quite new to AE. 

Please assist. 

Dots must drop directly onto the canvas like a spot of light. 

See image attached 

Thanking you in advance. 

Angela 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Well, you of course have to animate each and every dot as its own layer or shape group. There is no function that will magically turn a pre-made artwork into fancy animation. Other than that this is a typical scenario where you would use time-reversal and animate the final artwork exploding in a pre-composition, then reverse the playback in the parent comp. This can be done with particle effects or Shatter with a custom map. It would probably be best you looked up a few tutorials based on these keywords to get an idea. Outside that of course would be a good idea to study the AE online help.

 

Mylenium 

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Thank you 🙂 

 

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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If you want very tiny dots apply Scaterize to the whole word, and animate it from a huge value to a small one.  

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You could also use Shatter to explode your word, pre-compose, then time-remap the Pre-comp (nested comp) to reverse playback. 

 

Another option is Particle Playground with a very small grid. There are a lot more efficient ways to do what you want to do than trying to animate a bunch of dots and get them to move into precise positions to form words.

 

 

 

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You might be able to get a similar effect from using the CC Ball Action effect as well.  

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Thank you so much! :-)!!

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Hi Rick, thank you so much I really appreciate your time and effort. 

Regards

Angela 

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