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6 Top Text Animation Templates for After Effects

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Text in video is important, but it can often be a bit dull. Bring your text to life with these ready-made projects for After Effects: simply drop in your text and watch your words take motion.

In this series, we're focusing on the best-of-the-best projects that you'll find in the Envato Elements and Market libraries. This round-up highlights six top text animation templates from Elements and Market—three each.

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This project is called 3D Text Openers, and you can grab it from Envato Elements.

Top Text Templates from Envato Elements (Unlimited Downloads)

All of the projects in this section are included as part of a subscription to Envato Elements, which includes templates for popular video apps like Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. Even for rookie video editors, these templates can help you create professional videos by giving you an easy-to-use starting point.

1. Explainer Typography Kit

Explainer Typography Kit is our first choice for After Effects text animations for most people. Useful yet whimsical, this template is built to capture audience attention. 

  • What it's for: simple but eye-catching text animations
  • Why we like it: It's fun and engaging, but packs a serious creative package into a single template; great for tutorials or instructional video

2. Glitch Text Effects Toolkit

Glitch Effects Toolkit is a mega-pack of edgy text animations. Featuring a variety of motions, styles, and effects, this template is perfect if you need major creative flexibility in a single package.

  • Who it's for: Video makers with creative and tech projects
  • Why we like it: Easy customization with helpful options and controls built-in

3. 3D Text Openers V2

3D Text Openers is the ideal simple intro. Words are animated onscreen in multidimensional block letters. It's perfect for getting your point across without introducing distractions.

  • What it's for: Quick and eye-catching text titles
  • Why we like it: Big-screen animated looks without the fuss

The Best Text Templates for After Effects on Envato Market (Pay-as-You-Go)

If you know exactly what you need, then Envato Market might be the perfect marketplace for you. You can purchase templates and tools one-by-one to help you produce your next video.

Here are three of the best text animation templates for After Effects on Envato Market:

1. Text Animator Suite | After Effects Script

This tool is far from a single effect. In fact, it's an entire suite of options to create text animations of your own easily. This added library makes it a breeze to create many animations without learning After Effects from the ground-up.

2. Texts Animation Bundle Pack 2

The best way to maximize your value with Envato Market is to purchase assets that you can use far into the future. This bundle pack does exactly that by offering more than 200 effects inside of one convenient download. Use it on as many projects as you want to bring big, flashy text to life.

3. Text Presets Pack

Whether you use these text effects for titles, lower thirds, or transitions, there's truly something for everyone. Apply these text effects from Bridge so that you can preview them easily and add them to your project.

More After Effects Projects for Text Animations

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