“Broken Word” is an easily customisable animation template with several over- and underlaying effects, all created in Adobe After Effects. Everything is fully automated and randomly created without the use of any keyframes.
At the heart of the template lies a simple text layer. You can overwrite it, adjust its typeface and position it freely within the canvas. All character settings apply too, only the coloration part is managed by expressions.
If you aren’t happy with the default canvas resolution (which is set to UKHD 3840 x 2160 | 23,976 fps), go through all included compositions inside the template and set them to whatever resolution you need. All layers will automatically adjust to your new settings.
“Broken Words” uses a combination of custom effects based on “expressions”, an internal code language which expands the scope of After Effects ability to animate text and graphics.
Most of these expressions are random generators, designed to automatically produce endless variations of stunning motion graphics. However, essential parameters of the code are attached to “expression controls”. These are powerful sliders which will enable you to tweak the dynamics and appearance of the animation.
You are a “Premiere Pro” user? No worries, we got you covered: The package contains a “Motion Graphics Template”.
Adobe Premiere Pro comes with a whole bunch of pre-animated motion graphics, available through the “Essential Graphics” window. Good thing is, you can expand this collection by importing your own templates as well. I packaged “Broken Word” together with all its settings and adjustments into one of these templates. Simply import the included “.mogrt” file into your “Essential Graphics” window and place it onto your timeline like any other element of your production.