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Em MaldenI Am Number Four End Credits
by on Dec 30, 2013 at 4:58:26 pm

Hello creative cows -

The film I Am Number Four recently aired on UK TV - I didn't watch it. But I came in as the end credits were rolling and I loved the way they were done, where each letter emerges and disappears from the shape of a circle. I feel like this should be a relatively straightforward after effects composition, but I can't work out how it's done. I've done a fair bit of basic/intermediate after effectsing in my time, although nothing fancy. but just wondering if anyone could shed any light on how this is done?
There should be a video attached if I've worked out who to attached it... (filmed on my phone so excuse the crummyness of it).

Thanks all,

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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: I Am Number Four End Credits
by on Dec 30, 2013 at 9:33:46 pm

If I were to do this, I would start with Text Layers and convert them to Shape Layers. With Shape Layers, I can morph between shapes to create the character transitions. Some planning is of course required to ascertain which shape morphs etc.


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: I Am Number Four End Credits
by on Dec 30, 2013 at 10:29:40 pm

You could also use Text Anarchy, from Red Giant Software - it allows you to transition between two different typeface, with quite a bit of randomization control. You would choose a Dingbat typeface to start out, which would have the circle symbol, and then transition it to the typeface of your choice:

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