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Lawrence VaughanLower third bar - text edge fade
by on Sep 25, 2011 at 1:01:12 pm

Hi everyone,

I am creating a lower third bar, with scrolling text moving from right to left. The bar fades out into the footage toward the right hand side. I want the text to also fade on this edge as it scrolls in, so the text isn't visible on the footage before the gradient is at 100% opacity. Not entirely certain if this makes much sense. A still from the video can be seen here, hopefully this will clarify what i'm trying to do.

Can anyone help me, or shall I re-phrase what i'm trying to achieve?

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Lower third bar - text edge fade
by on Sep 25, 2011 at 2:47:29 pm

Pre-comp the text layer after you have done the animation and you are happy with it and draw a mask on the right (a rectangle) up to the mid point where the bar fades. Apply feather on the mask to match the fade.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Lawrence VaughanRe: Lower third bar - text edge fade
by on Sep 26, 2011 at 4:40:45 pm

Works great, except for some reason when I make a movie AE crashes now...

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