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Nice alpha text reveal. How is this effect done?

Apr 17, 2012 8:19 AM

Tags: #text #form #trapcode #alpha #matte #reveal

I want to do a nice alpha reveal with text and particles as in this trailer for the film Lovely Mollie here:


How is this done? I'm guessing a liberal use of Trapcode form, but how is the text revealed? I'm thining maybe an alpha matte but is there an easy way of doing this type of effect.


Any help appreciated!



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    Apr 17, 2012 9:06 AM   in reply to stoob1969

    Here is just one of many ways to do this: 


    Duplicate the text and precompose it.  The precomp has transparency, and you can animate multiple instances of AE's Simple Choker combined with Roughen Edges.  Use this precomp as a track matte for the text.

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    Apr 17, 2012 10:23 AM   in reply to stoob1969

    Most "Text to Sand" tutorials will explain things sufficiently...



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