What’s the difference between those two incredibly useful tools in Adobe After-Effects?

Nulls-from-Paths vs Paths-from-Nulls in After-Effects

What’s the difference between those two incredibly useful tools in Adobe After-Effects?

What’s the difference between those two incredibly useful tools in Adobe After-Effects?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Nulls from Paths (Paths -> Nulls)

A built-in tool in Adobe After-Effects under Window -> Nulls from Paths.

You select a path then create nulls from its points.
This tool lets you choose whether the path points follow the new nulls or the other way around.

Paths from Nulls (Nulls -> Paths)

A tool created by the Good Boy Ninja which does the opposite of what the built-in tool does.

After downloading, you can find it under Window -> Paths from Nulls.
You select Nulls then create a path. The path points correspond to the position of the Nulls.

Possible use cases:

  • Automatically bridge layers/nulls with a path (learn how)
  • Create a path from tracking data imported from another app as nulls
  • Create plexus-like structures from nulls

Download Paths from Nulls, it’s free!

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