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Tim Rosemeyer
Adding text behind video elements
on May 4, 2009 at 7:36:33 pm

I have a dolly shot of a beach, with trees passing by. I am trying to add a title, using Motion 3, that rests on the water and goes behind the trees. Does anyone know how I can get my title behind the trees? Thank you.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Adding text behind video elements
on May 4, 2009 at 7:41:40 pm

Change the Z position of the Trees so its like say 200. Then add the title in and make its Z position say around 50 and it will put it behind the trees and create a really cool 3D picture effect. Hope this helps.





Stephen Smith
Lone Peak Productions

Check out my DVD Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2


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Tim Rosemeyer
Re: Adding text behind video elements
on May 4, 2009 at 7:57:07 pm

Thank you for the quick response. Unfortunately the trees are in the video, so they dont have an independent Z value from the water. I am thinking I might have to use a mask, but im not sure how to pull it off.


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Carsten Orlt
Re: Adding text behind video elements
on May 4, 2009 at 9:42:42 pm

Duplicate your video layer. on the top layer separate the trees by using mask(s), put your title between this 'tree' layer and the bottom video layer.

Best

Carsten


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Stephen Smith
Re: Adding text behind video elements
on May 4, 2009 at 10:26:18 pm

Sorry, for some reason I thought you where talking about animating stills.

Create a Mask around the part of the tree that the text will touch.

Select the shape or mask you want to track, click the Add Behavior icon in the Toolbar,
then choose Shapes > Track Points from the pop-up menu.
The behavior is added to the shape, and trackers appear for each control point on the
shape. The trackers are ordered in the same order that the shape was drawn: Control
Point 1 is Track 1, Control Point 2 is Track 2, and so on.

Click the Analyze button in the HUD or Behaviors tab of the Inspector.
The mask control points are tracked to the reference patterns.

Hope this helps. It may be easier to animate the mask yourself.



Stephen Smith
Lone Peak Productions

Check out my DVD Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2


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