Animography Tutorials & FAQ

Mar 10, 2018 by Animography

Getting Started


New to Animography? Then this is a good place to start. This tutorial covers the most basic techniques for working with animated typefaces. You will learn the way our files are set up, how to set the type, and how to change the customizable settings. It also serves as a small peek under the hood before downloading any of the animated typefaces.

JSX Typefaces


New to Animography? This quick tutorial will teach you how to install and use animated typefaces. It also briefly explains the benefits of the JSX-format over the AEP-format. To follow along, you must first install (a trial version) of Font Manager.

Stacking Type


Discover how to go beyond the default settings with this tutorial. You'll learn how to layer multiple instances of animated type to create different looks.

Layer Mattes


Are you planning to take things up a notch? Look no further. In this tutorial we'll explain how to isolate different parts of an animated typeface, so you can load them with textures or footage, or use them as stylistic elements in your composition.

 

FAQ

What is Animography?


Animography.net is a webshop and typefoundry that provides motion designers, video-editors and others in the field of the moving image with animated typefaces. These animated typefaces are easy to use, customizable and scalable without any loss of quality.

Are your animated typefaces pre-rendered?


Nope! Our animated typefaces are After Effects files with all the paths, keyframes and expressions exposed. This gives you total freedom, and no quality loss. And since our typefaces are (mostly) created using shape-layers, everything is infinetly scalable.

What are JSX-typefaces?


JSX-typefaces are a fantastic new light-weight format for animated typefaces that seamlessly integrate with Font Manager. In a nutshell, we use a modified version of compCode to convert an animated typeface into a library of JSX-files that Font Manager can read. In contrary to the classic setup with the .aep-format, the animated typeface no longer exists within your After Effects project, but is stored externally in the scripts folder of After Effects. Much like a regular font file. The big advantage is that you have a dropdown list with all your animated typefaces, at hand. And there is no dead weight in your After Effects Project, slowing things down.

What's (not) included in the license?


In a nutshell; you can use our typefaces in personal and commercial work. No strings attached. You're not allowed to redistribute (derivative work of) our typefaces. For more information, please read our End User License Agreement.