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Rajarshi Basu
Text Reveal Effect Suggestion or Advice
on Jul 7, 2016 at 4:31:06 pm

Hi,

I am trying to this effect where, as a plane passes in the sky , a text gets revealed...I have attached the photo...

I want to avoid any roto work if possible and would like a matte workflow...but I cant figure out how.

Any suggestions would be helpful...





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Dave LaRonde
Re: Text Reveal Effect Suggestion or Advice
on Jul 7, 2016 at 6:04:17 pm

You can use the levels, curves and threshold effects to to turn the sky white around the airplane, which should turn black. Then animate a mask on a black solid to follow the wingtips, masking off the upper part of the shot.

You can use this as a luma matte for the text.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Rajarshi Basu
Re: Text Reveal Effect Suggestion or Advice
on Jul 7, 2016 at 8:34:54 pm

Hi David,

Thank you for the suggestion. Yes I conceptually understand it...but are there any tutorials online that shows the production technique or a similar workflow involved ?

Thanks again !



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Walter Soyka
Re: Text Reveal Effect Suggestion or Advice
on Jul 7, 2016 at 9:01:19 pm

How long is the shot? 10 or 15 seconds? Rotobrush [link] would make short work of this. I'll bet it's faster than trying to pull a key (especially if the plane crosses clouds).

Walter Soyka
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Blaise Douros
Re: Text Reveal Effect Suggestion or Advice
on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:21:44 pm

In the time it's taken you to wait for responses, you could have rotoscoped it and been done already. Sometimes taking three hours to rotoscope is better than taking five hours to learn a way to do a task in one hour.


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Daniel Waldron
Re: Text Reveal Effect Suggestion or Advice
on Jul 8, 2016 at 1:11:03 pm
Last Edited By Daniel Waldron on Jul 8, 2016 at 1:11:39 pm

I would create a solid, mask it to the shape of the back of the airplane while leaving a large solid area behind it (see attached photo). Then either manually track it or motion track it to the movement of the airplane. Use that layer as a track matte for your text. As long as the plane or camera doesn't move in some crazy way, this should be relatively quick.



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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Text Reveal Effect Suggestion or Advice
on Jul 8, 2016 at 1:27:01 pm

With motion blur taken into consideration and a slight feathered edge I bet a quick animated mask that approximates the shape as suggested should be good enough.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Rajarshi Basu
Re: Text Reveal Effect Suggestion or Advice
on Jul 9, 2016 at 4:44:46 am

Thanks guys !

Awesome.



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