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john shandA transition for all my layers
by on Sep 16, 2009 at 10:06:16 pm

Hi,
Ive got a lot of text in different text layers, but i want a 'window opening' style transition to go down the middle of all my text. Would i have to export my footage as one piece then re-import or is there a simpler way?
Thanks
John Shand


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Dave LaRondeRe: A transition for all my layers
by on Sep 16, 2009 at 10:15:26 pm

I'm not following you -- what do you intend for the viewer to see? Sorry, but you really need to elaborate on what you mean by "window opening".

Well, maybe not: perhaps some other person has powers of clairvoyance that I lack. The next few days will tell.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Stuart ElithRe: A transition for all my layers
by on Sep 17, 2009 at 3:03:43 am

Yeah, also not sure really what you mean. Perhaps, though, you could pre-comp all your text layers. Then you can apply an effect which will affect all of the text, because it's now being treated as one layer.

This *might* help... depends on what the 'window opening' means.


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john shandRe: A transition for all my layers
by on Sep 18, 2009 at 5:22:34 pm

Sorry to be vague, i cant explain it too well.

"the window opening effect" ... im looking for a transition effect that looks like the one in this vid at 7-8 seconds but looks more 3d (kind of like a pair of doors opening or windows etc.)








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Dave LaRondeRe: A transition for all my layers
by on Sep 18, 2009 at 6:09:40 pm

Hey, that's a piece of cake: Precomp all that text, make a solid, and animate a rectangular mask on the precomp. Done!

Stumped on how to do it? You set a Mask Path keyframe, move the timeline cursor, and change the mask. Read up a little on masks:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WSE8EFDE1F-4A15-4aee-B50A-56C1...

and you can also check in AE Help on the topic of keyframes, if necessary.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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