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mikkell khanWant to make a subtle shine effect on a word
by on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:15:58 am

I would like to have an effect on a title in After effects where a quick light reflection goes over a word. Something similar to this





However, I would like the effect to be a bit more subtle, as though the light shone from a distance off camera and the words that were already properly lit caught a bit of it.

Is this possible and if so how?

Thank you for all advice and suggestions.


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Michael SzalapskiRe: Want to make a subtle shine effect on a word
by on Dec 22, 2009 at 4:00:14 am

There's a CC plugin but the name I don't recall at the moment. And my AE machine is not with me. I'm going to guess CC light sweep, but I could be wrong.
Anyway, it gives you a nice little bit of light that runs across the text.
Although, you can fake it pretty easily. Make a white solid, put a long and thin mask on it, feather the mask, rotate the layer and move it to one side of the logo, animate it across the logo.
Then duplicate your logo layer and use it as a track matte for the solid layer.
Experiment with different blending modes and opacity levels for the solid and voila.

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mikkell khanRe: Want to make a subtle shine effect on a word
by on Dec 22, 2009 at 4:04:06 am

Thank you for the suggestion. I also got a similar idea for my effect with this tutorial.





However, I will keep yours in mind for a second version of the logo.

Thanks a lot.

Mikkell Khan
Director
Diamond Films Ltd. (Trinidad and Tobago)


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