I just stumbled across this neat video for a website called Animography, which is a place motion graphics artists can create pretty cool text effects without any of the hard work. Below the site explain how the typefaces work:
“Animography.net is a webshop/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.
Our animated typefaces are Adobe After Effects files with each glyph in a separate composition. A controller-composition serves as a central point from which you can customize all the glyphs in one go.”
What I really like about this website is that they’re offering one of the typefaces free in exchange for a tweet about them, a pretty clever way of spreading the word. Now, who wants to teach me After Effects?