Today Lester Banks posted the preset from Chris Zachary. It made me think about how this is a common effect, but everyone does it a little differently. Check out our roundup of typewriter presets for Adobe After Effects. These come from the previously mentioned Chris Zachary, as well as Creative Dojo, and Motion Array. Of course, they are free!
Typewriter Animation (with Cursor) Preset
Chris Zachary’s preset works with After Effects CC 2018+.
Typing Typewriter Animation (Free Preset Download)
Creative Dojo gives you a tutorial and preset download about creating the typewriting effect.
Download Typing Preset (Requires AE CC 2014 13.0+)
He also mentions Red Giant Universe, which you can get here.
Motion Array Free Type-on Presets
Download 5 free type-on presets for After Effects CC. Fake a computer screen! No plugins required.
This high-definition model from Video Copilot includes multiple typewriter skins as well as a blank key to add your own font to the texture map. Use it in Video Copilot’s Element 3D.
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