Blur On Type Preset

It wasn’t until I was teaching a seminar on After Effects (just a couple weeks ago) that I noticed AE7 now includes ‘blur’ as a animatable type property. After scanning the “useful” AE type presets, I only found one that animates in by blur, word by word. And it wasn’t very interesting. I’ve always been a fan of the Motion presets that do this, so I thought I’d come with a simple one for AE.

So, I played with it, and came up with a simple letter blur on effect. I found that higher color resolution really helps, especially 32bpc.