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Olly Lawer
How to see a live update of non-pixulated text and mimic this footage?
on Feb 26, 2012 at 7:49:05 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to mimic this look:



So far I have created some text and created a solid white layer - made both 3D and added an ambient light. I plan on adding a point light too so I can blow out the text a bit up close. I suspect there is also some kind of reflective setting applied to the text but on a low setting, giving it a matte semi reflective type look - very subtle though.

When I'm playing at the moment, the text actually looks really pixulated. I've checked fast preview and tried all the settings and indeed as I understand from my tutorials, text and shape layers in AE are continually rasterised, so I cannot understand why I am not seeing a sharp image of the text. Draft 3D is not on by the way.

Also, i've applied a 15mm camera lens and cranked up the aperture which is working fairly nicely.

Any help appreciated!

Olly Lawer


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John Cuevas
Re: How to see a live update of non-pixulated text and mimic this footage?
on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:17:58 pm

Are you working at 100% size and Full Resolution. When working at smaller sizes, AE has to use less pixels and it can cause aliasing.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
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Olly Lawer
Re: How to see a live update of non-pixulated text and mimic this footage?
on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:23:15 pm

That's good to know!

Yep, full size and resolution. Rendered out fine, it's just the preview.

Olly Lawer


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Chris Wright
Re: How to see a live update of non-pixulated text and mimic this footage?
on Feb 27, 2012 at 3:01:48 am

....aspect ratio correction button
...collapse composition switch
..bad font enlarged
.8 bit color


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Olly Lawer
Re: How to see a live update of non-pixulated text and mimic this footage?
on Feb 27, 2012 at 12:29:39 pm

Thanks.

I tried cycling the colour to 16 and 32 but that didn't make any difference.

I'm not sure what you mean about bad font. I thought all fonts in AE were rasterised to be sharp at any size?

Where is the collapse position switch and aspect ration correction button?

Olly Lawer


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