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John Kendrick
Motion 5 - Shadow with Text Motion Effects
on Jul 30, 2012 at 1:38:32 pm

Is it not possible to have a light casted shaddow on a text motion effect?

I have a solid colour background, with text in front which has a quazar (fail to remember the exact name) motion assigned to it.
The light (spot) is also present.

When i have "normal" text, shaddow is cast, however, when i add the motion to the text, the shaddow does not appear.

am i missing something?


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AJ Robinson
Re: Motion 5 - Shadow with Text Motion Effects
on Jul 30, 2012 at 2:18:21 pm

First things first your project needs to be 3D.

If so. . .

Make sure that "Shadows" under the light's settings is on. And, since you have it on spot, make sure that your text does not go out of the light beam.

Also make sure that under the text options that Cast Shadows and is on.



Here is an overall picture of what needs to happen. . . Click to enlarge. . .



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John Kendrick
Re: Motion 5 - Shadow with Text Motion Effects
on Jul 30, 2012 at 2:49:41 pm

Thanks for the prompt response.

I have that working ok, when i add the "Quasar In" i find that the shadow disappears.


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AJ Robinson
Re: Motion 5 - Shadow with Text Motion Effects
on Jul 30, 2012 at 3:20:16 pm

Ok John,

Hang on there i'm going to go in there an look around and see what you talking about.


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AJ Robinson
Re: Motion 5 - Shadow with Text Motion Effects
on Jul 30, 2012 at 3:33:26 pm

Ok John,

Hang on there i'm going to go in there an look around and see what you talking about.

Oh ok I see what you mean. It does the same with other text effets. It's prolly because Motion can't do it.

You could try duplicating the layer, making it black, and making it bigger and stuff to mimic a shadow. If you would want to try that I would be glad to help you out if you want!

But I'm not sure that that is possible. But keep trying.
You might try calling Apple.

Sorry I couldn't help!

AJ!


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John Kendrick
Re: Motion 5 - Shadow with Text Motion Effects
on Jul 30, 2012 at 3:48:14 pm

Hey, no worries.

At least i am not going mad. Thought this might be easy / simple, but obviously not.

Never mind.

Thanks again.

John


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Peter Wikoff
Re: Motion 5 - Shadow with Text Motion Effects
on Aug 2, 2012 at 5:20:36 pm

Sounds like you are hitting a point of rasterization:

http://help.apple.com/motion/mac/5.0/en/motion/usermanual/#chapter=A%26sect...


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Alex Gollner
Re: Motion 5 - Shadow with Text Motion Effects
on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:35:57 pm

If you clone the text with the behaviour, the clone will cast the shadows.

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