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OpenType for After Effects, please!

Community Beginner ,
Jun 23, 2023 Jun 23, 2023

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Hello!

I would like to work with OpenType in After Effects.

I have to import the character I want from Illustrator (and then create a shape for that character), and I don´t want that. I want to be able to work natively in AE.

 

Could you make that?

Thanks

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Adobe Employee , Jun 23, 2023 Jun 23, 2023

OpenType is a font technology and AE supports it. What exactly can't you do in AE, what steps would you expect to be working in AE? 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 23, 2023 Jun 23, 2023

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OpenType is a font technology and AE supports it. What exactly can't you do in AE, what steps would you expect to be working in AE? 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 23, 2023 Jun 23, 2023

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Yep,  completely understand the request. Well, I can makes some reasonable assumptions.

 

Curious - what sort of glyphs are you accessing via Illustrator which you are bringing into After Effects? Letters, symbols, ?

Is your workflow that you have to transform the Text into strokes while in Illustrator, then import into After Effects? You would like to keep it as live Text in After Effects?

Did you know that if you copy and paste text from Illustrator to After Effects many of the Open Type Features come with it? (two are stripped though).

Douglas Waterfall
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Community Beginner ,
May 09, 2024 May 09, 2024

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I would also like there to be an Open Type menu like exists in Adobe Illustrator.  I have a client that uses a font with multiple "sets" of Open Type alternative glyphs. For instance, it includes the letter "a" with and without the arch. Their brand guidelines call for the "a" without an arch, but the default character used in AE is with an arch.
I appreciate the tip from Douglas_Waterfall about copy/pasting from AI, but would rather be able to set the default within AE.

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Here's a Google article about using Open Type alternatives: https://fonts.google.com/knowledge/glossary/alternates

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