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TextDelay

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Quick Overview

A native plugin that delays your text animation by character, word or line. Unlike the default text animator, it inherits your animation’s easing so you can be creative with curves or easing expressions.

TextDelay is a native After Effects plugin that delays your text transformations by character, word or line. Unlike the default text animator, it inherits your animation’s easing so you can be creative with curves or easing expressions.


Core Features

  • 5 order modifiers
  • Delay position, anchor, scale, opacity, hue & blur
  • Compatible with motion blur
  • Range selector to control which characters/words/lines receive delay and which don't
  • Compatible with parented transforms (CC2018 and newer)
  • Compatible with paragraph text

Classic order modifiers: reverse, random & increment

Make your text animations shine by adding delay

Pair with creative easing expressions & keyframe curves


New Features Out Now

Create faux depth of field effects using blur delay. Play with order modifiers to create interesting results.

New delay modes: inside out & outside in.

Delay hue to create stylish rainbow effects. This example combines TextDelay, Cartoon Moblur & Deep Glow.

Recommended Pairings

TextDelay pairs particularly well with expressions and easing tools. We recommend pairing TextDelay with any of the following:


See it in Action


What’s supported?

  • Transformations: X&Y Position, anchor, scale
  • Parented transforms
  • Text with stroke outline
  • Bold and italic text
  • Motion blur 

What’s not supported?

  • Transformations: Z position, rotation
  • Multicoloured text
  • Faux bold, faux italics

Limitations

To take advantage of AE’s latest features, TextDelay v1.5 and up are only compatible with CC 2018 and newer. If you’re using an older version of After Effects you can download v1.3 from the bottom of this page page which is compatible back to AE CS6.
 
Per-character colors are only compatible in TextDelay v1.3 since v1.5 and up renders it’s own font and has no way to access this per-character information from After Effects :(

TextDelay Tutorials

 
  • Compact UI
  • Expanded UI
  • See how to use TextDelay to create classic RuneScape text
After Effects 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018
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