Give your videos a little life with this free animated ‘Helvetica Neue’ font template for After Effects!
Animated fonts are a fantastic way to make your videos seem more engaging. The only problem? They can take a lot of time to create by hand. To help you add more lively fonts to your next video, we’ve created a free After Effects template that you can use to add animated text to your next project. Scroll down to download!
What is an Animated Font?
An animated font is simply a font that has been customized to animate into a scene in a unique way. Typically you will want to use an animated font anytime you want to give your video a more customized feeling. An animated font is different from an animated text preset. An animated font is typically created using a series of masks, shapes, and effects, whereas an animated text preset is usually just ablanket transform effect applied to text characters.
In order to use the template you’ll need to have Helvetica Neue Bold downloaded onto your computer. This shouldn’t be a problem for Mac users, as Helvetica Neue is on Macs by default. Windows users will probably have to download the font online. MyFonts is a great place to look first. Of course, there are plenty of other options as well.
Using the Animated Font Template
Our animated font template is an After Effects template with 43 unique compositions representing every letter, number, and most major punctuation marks. Simply make a master composition and drag and drop each respective composition into your timeline.