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Bill Davis
blinking cursor effect?
on Oct 11, 2007 at 2:22:52 pm

Does anyone know of a method to have text type on the screen with a blinking black cursor? My client is looking for this type of effect:







Any help is most appreciated!

Cheers,
Bill


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bogiesan
Re: blinking cursor effect?
on Oct 12, 2007 at 4:44:47 pm

Hope someone knows of a plugin for Motion that will do this for you.

There are several text filters available for After Effects that can do that. Sorry, I do not know if any of them can be run inside Motion, doubt it.

Text anarchy from Digital Anarchy comes to mind and I think the major text packages from Boris include a cursor option in may of the type-on effects.

It's not really that hard to fake it, tho, once the text is golden. We used to do it in AE often. The trick, after you set keyframes for position, is to make it blink in time with the unseen keyboard operator's text entry. Tedious, but easy.

bogiesan


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Josh Paulson
Re: blinking cursor effect?
on Mar 22, 2011 at 10:12:06 pm

I found that making a parameter oscillate and applying it to object.opacity seem to make a decent effect.

It takes a little tweaking of phase and speed, but you can make it look pretty close.

Hope that helps!

Check out my demo reel! I love feedback!

Josh


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