Animating glyphs to showcase a font

This has been asked before, with no clear answer. Can anyone confirm how the homepage animation for Glyphs has been made — theres another lovely little animation of the ‘Qz’ glyphs for Gestura on Sociotype’s website… https://socio-type.com/gestura

The are both .svg animation using Lottie which is why they are so lovely and crisp.

My question is — how were these generated prior to Lottie — in After Effects with the Body Movin’ plugin perhaps?

I have a distant memory of a specialist tool for demonstrating / animating glyphs, but cant remember what it was :slight_smile:

Any hints much appreciated!

thanks for your time

Hey! I guess it’s just a basic shape tween in after-effects.
I made some similar animations to my Instagram. :slight_smile:
But I like this font.
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From what I recall, the shapes themselves were interpolated in After Effects, the nodes and handles were added by hand (and then also simply interpolated).