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John Jones
how to draw Text in Clouds?
on Nov 28, 2010 at 3:44:28 am

I am certain that this has been done but I cannot find it anywhere. I have a motion project where I look down on some land from the sky and I want to draw a few text phases in the clouds without actually writing the text with a mouse (so entering the text in a box, hey my handwriting is really bad!) Preferably have the phrases swirl in and out or appear and vanish using particles. How is this done?

Thanks.


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Gareth Randall
Re: how to draw Text in Clouds?
on Nov 29, 2010 at 10:54:40 am

You're asking quite a lot there John, and there are various different ways you could tackle the problem.

For writing the text in cloud form, you might want to investigate using a replicator. You set the replicator shape to Image and then drag your text layer into the Source well. There's a nice little tutorial that uses this technique to make the typed word PAIN look like it's been written in blobs of blood - should be pretty straightforward to adapt it to making the words look cloudy:

http://www.motionsmarts.com/tutorials/pain/pain1.html



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Stephen Smith
Re: how to draw Text in Clouds?
on Nov 29, 2010 at 3:59:52 pm

Take a look at the Library, LiveFonts: Fogwriter, Skywriter or Steamer. Not sure if these will help. Best of luck.

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