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Arno de Facq
word transforming into antoher word
on Sep 9, 2014 at 3:05:09 pm

I'd like to know how to create the following effect:

The text transforms into another text, but it doesn't just fade, it actually transforms (or it at least looks like that).
Any idea how this was done?
(also: the text being written, is that a particular effect also?)

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John Cuevas
Re: word transforming into antoher word
on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:32:06 am

If you mean at 1:20(please provide a time code next time), it's done by using a single mask to write the first words and enabling a mask path. If it was me, the next thing I would do is create another mask and write out my next word, set a keyframe, then copy that keyframe to my first mask. Then just apply Generate Stroke for the writing.

If you have a wacom, you could even use motion sketch to create your words, copy the position keyframes then paste them into the mask properties on a new layer. I tried that with the word capture in this very rush and hurried example. But it should illustrate the technique:

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Arno de Facq
Re: word transforming into antoher word
on Sep 10, 2014 at 7:13:59 pm

I though I put a timecode, it seems I forgot, sorry about that!

and yes, that's the very basic that should maker it work, perfect! thanks for the file, I understand perfectly now!

I'll probably be able to use this trick for other tricks.

Thanks again!

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