We create a box around a text in After Effects that resizes instantly when the text changes.
The best part of it: All of this is done with effects on the text layer itself and is so easy that it
does not even require expressions.
When adding Squash & Stretch to a layer, the easiest solution is often to add non-uniform scale to it. However, the normal layer scale always scales around the anchor point and often this is not what you want.
What to do when the result of a drone timelapse stabilized with the warp stabilizer does not look good? Use mocha instead!
The workflow is a bit more complicated, but also gives you greater control. While normal stabilization approaches with mocha only
Learn how to use the Connect 2 Layers iExpression to connect the anchor points of two layers with a line.
The expression does not only support straight lines, but also various kinds of curved connections.