New font format with motion design/animation data
What if each font had an extra invisible center spline and creation point order? This helps anyone who has to do "write on" text (not just "type on" text appearing) in after effects, premier, photoshop etc.
I cant tell you how many requests or job tasks are "animate this text", and I always start with a plan old font that needs lots of hand drawn work for masks on each character to animate. If a font format actually had deep information to make text animation less laborious, ESPECIALLY write on effects, it would be a huge time saver to the motion graphics/design industry.
Creation order (or font sequence, timing mask slider, etc)
Anything else that would make the font contain deeper data
Heres some examples that highlight the benefits of an animtion font format.
the font will not be much bigger in file size than the regular font to download. if the format was opened by a program that does not access the extra data, it still can be used normally.
thanks for reading!