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Jonathan LeeBoris graffiti - can we do a X-files typewriter effect?
by on Aug 31, 2010 at 11:47:41 am

In episodes of the X-files, when the scene opens we see some text wipe across the screen in the bottom left corner, sort of like a smooth typewriter.

Can we do this effect with Boris Graffiti?


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peter mcauleyRe: Boris graffiti - can we do a X-files typewriter effect?
by on Sep 1, 2010 at 1:35:22 pm

Hi,

You can achieve that effect in Graffiti via the Type-On text feature. There are a free tutorials available that show you how to do this here:

http://borisfx.com/tutorials/#null

One of the tutorials that would be most useful to you is titled "Extreme Overshoot". This provides a very good overview of the capabilities of Graffiti's Type-On text tool.

If you want to skip all of that, just follow these steps:

• create some text using the Graffiti text generator
• twirl down the text track and click to select the Face track in the timeline
• in the Controls Window, select the Type On tab
• animate the Text Type On parameter from 0 to100 for the duration that you want the title animation to have

Cheers,

Peter.



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Jonathan LeeRe: Boris graffiti - can we do a X-files typewriter effect?
by on Sep 2, 2010 at 12:27:40 am

Thank you, those are really useful!
But I must be missing something.. where is the extreme overshoot tutorial?


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peter mcauleyRe: Boris graffiti - can we do a X-files typewriter effect?
by on Sep 2, 2010 at 12:42:58 pm

Glad that helped. The Extreme Overshoot tutorial is actually on the RED page - it's relevant because Graffiti is in fact the titling engine in RED. Here's a link:

http://www.borisfx.com/tutorials/overshoot.php

Cheers,

Peter.



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