Variable Typography Support
With the addition of Variable Type to Illustrator, I would love to see supported in After Effects. The ability to interpolate between the many variables available would be a huge benefit in motion design, streamlining the current process and saving eons of time from the current arduous method. It would open doors to some pretty amazing things.
Chat One commented
Variable fonts are available natively with full controls in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop. It's time to add them to After Effects!
Jan Obst commented
With that text can be easily animated in a proper way without stretching a font and so on. I know there are plugins for that out there, which are cool, but I’m sure it can be done in a permanent way inside of AE much more efficient. Eventually even with more features / better interface. With that many more people would benefit directly by having such a tool in AE. Besides the web and applications, it is animations where variable fonts really shine.
Martha Coursey commented
Hurry! We need this!
Dave Crossland commented
Mickaël, I agree, and the imperfections are mostly due to how terrible Adobe AfterEffect's plugin APIs are :( Now that Figma has today launched support, I hope more design tool developers will see the need for this important function :)
Ivo, I believe Varifont v2 recently releaed now supports glyph substitutions. This plug-in was essential to the development of the "roboto flex" and "roboto serif" release videos, which would not have been possible to design and produce using drawbot...
Ivo Gabrowitsch commented
Agree, it should work within AfterEffects without any extra plugin. I am not sure if this is still true, but at the beginning 'varifont' was ignoring glyph substitutions (often seen in for example the character 'dollar') and other issues as well. Why I ended up using 'drawbot' for the font animations and hand this over to the animations team which were adding and using it within AfterEffects.
Mickaël Charbonnier commented
The "varifont" plugin costs $49. and it is far from perfect. We have the right to expect from Adobe this essential function!
Dave Crossland commented
The plugin "varifont" from aescripts dot com is the plugin you were looking for!
Valerio Palmerini commented
Martin Köhler commented
Please. Just do it …
Sam Moore commented
Please add support for variable fonts (which can be animated of course!). After Effects is really behind the curve on this.
Jonas N commented
+1 would love this. I bought VariFont but the results are subpar. The fonts don't smoothly animate, but instead have a distracting jitter to them.
Damon Anderson commented
Wow cant believe this hasn't happened yet.
Anybody plz help!
Nate V commented
Hello? Adobe? It would be great to at least hear from an employee that you hear us and:
A) You're working on it, or
B) It's not going to happen because of _____
C) You need more info from us about what we want
the dudes commented
Cole Jennerson commented
goodness adobe, how have you not implemented this??
Carl Kurtz commented
Almost four years now and 463 votes later—As variable fonts become more and more widespread and are a huge part of contemporary design trends it seems about time for this feature to be added.
Vít Šmejkal commented
sam Burkardt commented
Edgar Walthert commented
We need this!
VITOR PEGO commented
We need this feature!