Steve Kilisky's Dynamic Media Blog

November 16, 2006

One from the Vaults: Haiku Setting

Two posts in one day; what's gotten into me? As my friend Mike Goedecke from Belief once told me "creativity (or was it inspiration) comes at all times of the day" (which must be why he doesn't sleep too much). Anyway, more on Belief in a future post.

Just after I hit the publish button on my last post, I recalled the first AE typography animation I saw that mesmerized me. It was a piece called Haiku Setting by Richard Lainhart. Richard created this in the AE4 timeframe (back when text was an effect).

I liked it then and still like it now. It's one of the earliest  and a great example of Particle Playground (the most challenging [but rewarding once you do] effect in AE to master) using text as particles. If you are a mere mortal like me then Trapcode Particular might be just the ticket.

Posted by Steve Kilisky at 5:04 PM on November 16, 2006