The personalize tab is the section used to connect the data points created with the placeholders that will display the data on the video.
The personalize tab is the section used to connect the data points created with the placeholders that will display the data on the video. There are 9 different personalization types used to assign a data point to personalize a visual placeholder. They are accessed via the drop-down menu. The personalization types include:
Text: to inject text or numeric information into a text box.
Color: to inject or change the color information on a vector element in your composition.
Follow: to circumvent a limitation of AfterEffects using the follow feature to connect 2 TextFields with different properties together. For example, writing “Hi Richard” and having the “Hi” bold, requires d 2 TextFields linked with follow.
Position: to modify the position of an element, fixed or animated, between two or more values.
Opacity: to customize the opacity of an element.
Rotation: to alter the rotation parameter under the “transform” options of the composition element.
Scale: to transform the scale of an element based on the values injected.
Event: to mark an event on the timeline as a signal specific to that time.
Visible: to show or hide an element depending on the value injected.
Each placeholder can have multiple types of personalization. For example, a text-field can be used to change the text content, color, and scale at the same time.