Week 36: Create a live animation for handwritten text in Adobe After Effects

Make a short animation in AE that looks as if you are writing a word (of your choice) on the spot. It's even better if you can use your very own handwriting!



Animate one word, but use your own handwriting and then animate it as if you are writing it on the spot.



Create an animation that consists out of an animated pattern and one or more other effects.



Animate one word, but use your own handwriting. Really dive in and get it 100% perfect. Where needed ‘slice’ your word in the required pieces (use Ai to create a separate layer for each part and name them clearly) to get all the lines perfectly animated.

Time Allocated


Allow 1 hour for a beginner, 1 and a half for intermediate, and approximately 2 and a half for an advanced designer.

Design Goals


Create an animation in which your word appears as if being written ‘live’ on the spot.



Use Adobe Illustrator and After Effects. Keep the animation short, max 10 seconds.



  • Adobe Illustrator


  • Other

    Adobe After Effects



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