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Robert PageOverlaying Smoky Text Onto Actual Smoke
by on May 2, 2012 at 11:09:02 pm

Hi there.

I'm using AE CS5.5 and trying to make some text emerge from some smoke so it looks like it's the man making the text with the smoke.

I'm trying to overlay this:

Onto this:

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Would anybody like a peanut?

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Overlaying Smoky Text Onto Actual Smoke
by on May 3, 2012 at 7:17:41 am

I would create a mask with animated edges. A combination of the actual smoke revealing the text footage and an animated (to match the way the smoke moves) feathered mask applied to a white layer and underneath with expansion on a layer that has fractal noise animated on to match the speed of the moving smoke.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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