TypeMonkey

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Quick Overview

Generates kinetic type & camera, dynamically linked to markers w/o keyframes. Very fast & intuitive! Bundles 20% | 30% off.

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"Nice work. Very easy to use, with instant results." -David Simons (After Effects Co-Creator) Adobe Principal Scientist / Dynamic Media Advanced Product Development

"Ridiculously easy kinetic type animations" - lesterbanks.com 

"Takes the tedious process of animating a lot of text and makes it easy and quick!" - ministryav.com
 
"TypeMonkey is awesome!" - Brian Maffitt
 
"Seriously, if you do any type of typography work, definitely look into this!" - creativedojo.net

"Wow!...this is amazing. You've cut my Kinetic Typography lesson down from 1 hour to 5 minutes with this one!" - angietaylor.co.uk 

 


This TypeMonkey project was created in under 5 minutes using default settings. AudioToMarkers was used to automatically synch to the beat.

Key features

  • Creates random kinetic type layouts based on parameters entered into the control panel. 
  • Keyframeless timeline makes changes to timing as simple as sliding a marker.
  • Creates a parented camera that points to each successive word as it transitions on.
  • Distributes words evenly over the length of the composition or work area.
  • Manual adjustments are easily made to size, position, rotation and opacity.
  • Features a wide range of type transitions randomly selected by default, but can be specified as well.
  • Marker Sync feature allows for push button alignment with preexisting marker layers, making syncing to music a breeze.
  • Allows for different interpolation for camera movement, auto rotate and auto frame.
  • Automatically builds and cleans to facilitate easy experimentation.
  • Now supports motion blur and preset load and save.
  • Kuler color palettes are now easily imported.
  • Support for 3rd party TextMods (sold separately), these can add support for Right to Left languages as well as other fun text modifications.
  • Check out the available TextMods: Arabic Text and Hebrew Text.
  • Free: Includes MonkeyTools- an ongoing collection of utilities specifically written to enhance the functionality of the Monkey Suite. Includes: UnShy Selected Layers, UnShy Text/Image Layers, UnShy Control Layers, Reset View, Invert Locks, Unlock All, Lock All, Scene Maker, Remove Duplicate Markers (to clean up Premiere-generated marker layers, Lock Childern & Lock Parents.) You find MonkeyTools in the same place as your main Monkey download

Whats the difference between the Monkeys?

TypeMonkey specializes in just type. It allows you to quickly generate the text, creates a layout (that can be manually adjusted), and animates it as well. It also creates a camera that moves between each word. It's the fastest, easiest way to create kinetic typography.
 
LayerMonkey is very much like TypeMonkey, but it works with any type of layer - video, pre-comps, graphics, whatever. Theres time controls for layers that have a time factor to them as well. However, it won't generate text like TypeMonkey. Text has to be prepared manually in Illustrator, Photoshop or exported from TypeMonkey. From there it works much the same way, laying out, animating and moving a camera between layers.
 
MotionMonkey is a whole other animal. It has a much more complex and versatile animation system then the other two, but it doesn't create a layout, text or generate an animated camera like the others. It's ideal for layered artwork that has already been designed (such as a logo, lower 1/3, or specifically layed out text) that needs to be animated into its final resolve (or broken apart if played backwards).
 
All the Monkeys are made to work separately or together, with the most versatile of the three, LayerMonkey acting as the missing link, marrying pre-comps created in TypeMonkey or MotionMonkey. 
 
Which is best? Well, that depends on your project. The easiest way to tell is to download the trial versions and play with them. They were designed to have almost no learning curve, so you should be able to tell pretty quickly if its the right monkey to use.
 
 
Reference

TypeMonkey Frequently Asked Questions

TypeMonkey Tips & Tricks

Download User Manual

Motion Reference

Full Tutorial

Combining LayerMonkey and TypeMonkey Tutorial

  • TypeMonkey UI
  • TypeMonkey Sample 1
  • TypeMonkey Sample 4
  • TypeMonkey Sample 5

Demo

Full Tutorial

TypeMonkey Example 1

TypeMonkey Example 2

MonkeyTools Tutorial


MonkeyTools is an ongoing collection of scripts specifically written to enhance the functionality of The Monkey Suite for use in the creation of motion graphics for film and video.

TypeMonkey Animated Typeface Quick Tutorial

TypeMonkey Raven Premiere Auto Sync Tutorial

TypeMonkey Sync to Music Tutorial

TypeMonkey Animated Typeface Quick Tutorial

TypeMonkey Text Extruding and Effects Tutorial

TypeMonkey Reference

Combining LayerMonkey and TypeMonkey Tutorial

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