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rubberducker
How Do I make Text Shine?
on Mar 28, 2007 at 3:14:45 pm

hi all.

i need to create the effect of a blue light traveling over a static text shot - when a phone number is read out by the voice over.

and can't for the life of me work out how to do it?

its literally a three second section where i need to switch on this effect once when the VO kicks in.

is there anyway to do this simply in Motion?

catherine



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Peter Wiggins
Re: How Do I make Text Shine?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 12:06:30 am

Rubberducker,

There are a few ways of doing this

here is the harder but cheaper way

1) Duplicate the text layer
2) move the duplicate above the original and apply a glow filter
3) draw a shape equal to that of the size you want highlighed - add a blur if you want a soft edge
4) Add an image mask to the dupicate layer and drop the shape into the well

or if you would like a 15 day free trial of my Volumetrix filter that also does glow write-ons & highlights go here
http://www.volumetrix.tv/

Peter




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rubberducker
Re: How Do I make Text Shine?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 2:33:51 pm

thanks peter i will try that.

catherine.x



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Scot Walker
Re: How Do I make Text Shine?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 4:56:48 pm

More of those real time plug-ins for Motion, please. :)


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Peter Wiggins
Re: How Do I make Text Shine?
on Mar 30, 2007 at 5:45:42 pm

We are working on one now :)

Problem is because we are using new technology from Apple, we end up finding all the bugs too :(
Some of the things we would like to do that are a great idea and seem easy are limited by how FxPlug is implemented.

If you want to know more, come and say hello on the Noise Industries at NAB

Peter




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