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Josh TsenMore accurate stroke? Also lens flare whiteout
by on Dec 30, 2012 at 11:14:51 pm

Ok so I made this video and I need some help. If you watch it carefully you can see that as the stroke effect goes along the path there are some edges that need to be cleaned up (i am basically uncovering a text image with the stroke effect). Is there any way to make the stroke square instead of circular? or should I just keyframe the size to clean it up.
Secondly, is there any way to get rid of the washed out look when there is the lens flare? I just think it makes it look too animated. Thanks!

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Vishesh AroraRe: More accurate stroke? Also lens flare whiteout
by on Dec 31, 2012 at 9:03:14 am

Josh

"Is there any way to make the stroke square instead of circular?"

Don't think there is any way to do so. Animating the brush size is the best way.

is there any way to get rid of the washed out look when there is the lens flare?

Which flare you are referring to? The one which is animating with the stroke or the which comes before your final logo reveals.

You can go for better flares(this will definitely enhance the overall look and feel) pack like Optical Flare from Video copilot and Knoll Light Factory.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

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Josh TsenRe: More accurate stroke? Also lens flare whiteout
by on Dec 31, 2012 at 7:22:27 pm

I was referring to the flare that is animating the stroke. It was done with optical flares. It just annoys me how there are those circular light lines that kind of wash out the black ness and stuff

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Vishesh AroraRe: More accurate stroke? Also lens flare whiteout
by on Jan 1, 2013 at 10:07:00 am

Josh

You are suffering the Banding problem.

Go through these articles to see how to remove banding.

Remove banding in After Effects

Optical Flares *banding*

Vishesh Arora
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Films Rajendra

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http://digieffects.wordpress.com

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Josh TsenRe: More accurate stroke? Also lens flare whiteout
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 2:55:35 am

That's perfect! Thanks!

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Vishesh AroraRe: More accurate stroke? Also lens flare whiteout
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:06:12 am

Glad to help :)

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

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John CuevasRe: More accurate stroke? Also lens flare whiteout
by on Dec 31, 2012 at 12:48:56 pm

Try changing the transfer mode for the lens flare layer, maybe hard light or multiply.

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