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… Gestura - Sociotype

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