TypeMonkey

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Quick Overview

Creates kinetic type + camera, dynamically linked to markers w/ no keyframes. Very fast & intuitive. Bundle 25% 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.
  • 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 scripts specifically written to enhance the functionality of the Monkey Suite.

LayerMonkey vs TypeMonkey

So what's the difference? The main difference is that TypeMonkey is custom built as a kinetic type generator. It's a workhorse. All you have to do is enter your text into the Text Box and click Do It! It also allows you to switch between multiple layouts with a few simple key commands.

LayerMonkey can achieve similar results with text when using layered Illustrator files, but all those layers need to be prepared manually. For longer pieces that's going to be a lot of work. However, if you want to use multiple fonts, LayerMonkey is the way to go because with TypeMonkey, those changes will need to be done manually by unlocking multiple text layers. And then theres the whole image part that LayerMonkey does that TypeMonkey is not equipped to do.

So which is better? Neither. They're different. LayerMonkey is more flexible but requires more setup and TypeMonkey is fast and easy is but more limited. You just need to pick the right simian for the job...and in many jobs there's a need for both.

Reference

TypeMonkey Frequently Asked Questions

TypeMonkey Tips & Tricks

Download User Manual

Motion Reference

Full Tutorial

Combining LayerMonkey and TypeMonkey Tutorial

  • TypeMonkey UI

    TypeMonkey UI

  • TypeMonkey Sample 1

    TypeMonkey Sample 1

  • TypeMonkey Sample 4

    TypeMonkey Sample 4

  • TypeMonkey Sample 5

    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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