If you're sure you want to use After Effects, you could try the following expression into the opacity field:
Each image will need to be it's own layer. For each image layer, alt + click the stopwatch for the opacity to open the expressions editor, then paste in this code:
visible = 2; // how long the layer is visible for in seconds
transition = 0.05; // how ...
I solved this later but haven't ever posted my solution:
At the time, a frame by frame edit in photoshop using healing tools seemed the only way to clean up the wire used. When I tried this however, you get a lot of artifacting that looks fine on one image but differs from frame to frame and creates a fuzzy blur as a video.
After some learning about the ...
The Typemonkey script will get you most of the way there, but ultimately there is no “just animate” button in After Effects. It’s designed to give you lots of control over how everything looks and moves.
Otherwise look for Kinetic Typography tutorials like this one:
You don't need to use Illustrator to do this - three cheap or free scripts will do it:
Gridder (free) will arrange all the images the way you want:
When you've gridded them as you like, select all the images, and apply a couple of Opacity keyframes on all the layers (to make them go from 0 to 100 opacity at the ...
Is there a way that I could get, say, four numbers that change randomly and constantly, yet equal 100 at all times?
Yes. The maths is below.
Create four random numbers.
Add the four random numbers (“random total”)
Divide each random by the total (giving us “normalised” numbers)
For example: four random numbers [0.83, 0.09, 0.95, 0.18] and the total: 2.05
I would put all three files on three layers in either Premiere or After Effects, and play with the different blend modes and opacity of each layer until the image looks right. Screen, Add, or Overlay modes will probably be worth trying.
Here's a photoshop file with four layers - a background, a shape, and two text layers "left" and "right":
I save as PSD, and import them into After Effects using the "Composition -Retain Layer Sizes" option:
Here they are correctly imported into AE with the same positions:
There is not much information about this. I have found a discussion where someone said there could be a bug with regex lookahead, maybe it's not even implemented (source).
Instead, you could capture the last word and add it along with the space (captured elements start with index 1, so $1 is the first and in this case only group):
text = text.replace(/\s([^\...