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Julien Imbert
Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 20, 2014 at 11:44:15 am

Hello,

I'm new here but i hope i will find help.
Excuse my english, I will try simple sentences to make myself clear and correct.

I'm doing a title sequence for a featured film.
I'm doing it with AE CS4 on a mac.
It's a 2K format for the big cinema screen.
Type is white on black screen or a sea sequence. Type is not moving.
It's vector "antique olive" font.
Square pixels.
Best quality is on.

When I vizualise it at 100% it is slightly pixelated. As it is when i export it in tiff or dlx best quality.
It's "just a bit " pixelated in diagonals and curves, but this "a bit" is visible when on the big screen.
Wiche means my "W, A, S" are awful. It's the same with helvetica. (i join a image bottom of my post)

I have checked around and didm' found any solution. What I have found best for now is a 0,3 pt fast blur, so i have now blurred pixels… :)

Can't we have better than that ? that surprises me a lot

Thank you very much !



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Julien Imbert
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 21, 2014 at 11:34:36 am

Is it that desperate ?


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Jason Jantzen
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 21, 2014 at 2:29:57 pm

Is your type in a pre comp? If so, turn the collapse transformation switch on.

Jason Jantzen
vimeo.com/jasonj


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Julien Imbert
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 21, 2014 at 2:34:41 pm

Nope. No pre-comp !


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Jason Jantzen
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 21, 2014 at 3:22:07 pm

Can you share the file? It's hard to tell what's wrong without more information or just looking at the file itself.

Jason Jantzen
vimeo.com/jasonj


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Julien Imbert
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 21, 2014 at 3:40:35 pm

Sure !

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/694684/TEST.zip


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Jason Jantzen
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 21, 2014 at 6:14:05 pm

I tried installing the fonts on my mac, but they won't install for some reason. I did do some googling to figure that out, but I'm not getting anywhere. I think you might just try converting the font to masks or shape layers. Maybe that'll help. The comp seems to display fine in my viewer. Maybe you're zoomed in to 200% and that's why you're seeing pixelation? I don't know at this point since I can't open the comp with the font as you see it on your computer.

I also don't have CS4. I only go as far back as CS5.

Jason Jantzen
vimeo.com/jasonj


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Julien Imbert
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 22, 2014 at 7:05:22 am

Fonts are Post script fonts.
So you need to open it with Linotype type exemplar or a soft like this I guess…


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Jason Jantzen
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 22, 2014 at 11:39:06 pm

One last dumb question. What's the resolution set to in the viewer? I'm wondering if you have it set to less than full.

Jason Jantzen
vimeo.com/jasonj


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Darby Edelen
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 22, 2014 at 4:04:43 am

[Julien Imbert] "I'm doing it with AE CS4 on a mac."

Is your mac a laptop with one of those silly retina displays?

Darby Edelen


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Darby Edelen
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 22, 2014 at 4:17:05 am

[Julien Imbert] "I have checked around and didm' found any solution. What I have found best for now is a 0,3 pt fast blur, so i have now blurred pixels… :)"

You might try a Box Blur instead. Set the radius much lower and increase the iterations. Try something like 0.01 radius and 6 iterations.

Darby Edelen


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Jason Jantzen
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 22, 2014 at 5:58:41 am

I thought AE was updated for retina displays. Mine is an old 2010 model and the type looks fine, but it's substituting a default font in place of your font since I can't install it.

Jason Jantzen
vimeo.com/jasonj


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Julien Imbert
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 22, 2014 at 7:03:21 am

Hi !
Thanks for trying…
My mac is not a retina :) and the visualisation is 100 %. It is the same when i export a TIFF.

Actually, it is the same problem with Helvetica… Can you make a 100% capcha of a W white on black (size of mine…) To see if it is pixelitated ?

Thanks for the block blur.
I ttransmit a test immediately !


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George Goodman
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 23, 2014 at 8:08:20 pm

Did you use scale?

"|_ (°_0) _|"

Sincerely,

George

http://www.vimeo.com/georgegoodman
http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgefranklingoodman


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Jason Jantzen
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 23, 2014 at 8:25:03 pm

I think I've figured it out. Check the quality and sampling switch on your text layer.

Jason Jantzen
vimeo.com/jasonj


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Julien Imbert
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 23, 2014 at 11:01:30 pm

Jason, where is it ??


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Jason Jantzen
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 25, 2014 at 1:15:53 am
Last Edited By Jason Jantzen on May 25, 2014 at 1:17:20 am



Jason Jantzen
vimeo.com/jasonj


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Julien Imbert
Re: Pixelated type : Can't we have better ?
on May 27, 2014 at 4:34:51 pm

No, that's not it.
I think this only concern revisualization and when i export a tiff, for exemple, result is the same.
In addition, types are not as pixelated as they are when I put resolution on third, for exemple…


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