After Effects has several default features that help you make simple but creative animations, those options are not limited to the shapes you can create with the software but also work for text layers.
If you have ever wanted to animate a message, so each of its words appears and disappears progressively, keep reading because we are about to show you how to replace a text multiple times without deleting it.
Imagine you want to make a karaoke-style video where, according to the moment, the only word to be sung appears on the screen. How would you do this?
The first answer to your mind may be to write word by word in an individual text layer. Wrong! The Timeline would be chaotic. The easiest way is to activate keyframes on a feature called Source Text. Here is how to use it:
In case you don't want to perform this animation or you want to start from scratch, disable the stopwatch. This way, the keyframes associated with the Source Text will disappear from the Timeline.
Replacing text without deleting it is an exciting trick to animate in After Effects, so we recommend you take advantage of it in future projects.