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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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How do I create titles like those in the Sirius commercial

Anyone have an AE project file, or explanation for creating text like that used in the Sirius commercial. I've never done anything like this before, but would like to create something similar. I think Comcast uses the same effect in their commercials too.

Thanks, here's a link:

YouTube - 2009 Sirius XM commercial
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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #2
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Hi Paul. Fairly straightforward. Create each line as a seperate layer. Add Layer/Layer Styles/Gradient to each layer (the gradient settings can be tweaked in the layer's dropdown). Make each layer 3D, position them in Z space. Create a camera, set it's depth of field to slightly blur the furthest layer, keyframe camera movement. Hope that helps?
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Old January 13th, 2010, 06:23 AM   #3
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It's that easy? Thanks Greg.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #4
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You must be living right :-)

Videocopilot just released his free " Sure Target 2 " plugin to create the title your asking
about...

He also has a great tutorial on how to use it... you cant miss with this one...

here's the link...

VIDEO COPILOT | After Effects Tutorials & Post Production Tools
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Old January 13th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #5
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Wow, awesome. I love Andrew's stuff. He's got a great teaching style too.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #6
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Those titles are in 3D space. I just checked out Andrew Kramers Sure Target 2 and that is the way to go. Saves a lot of time and learning curve.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 03:55 AM   #7
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sorry for the question:
how do you add depth of field (i m a newbie in ae).Could you drive me on this please?
I mean i don t know whre to start to play with the values....
thx a lot
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Old January 19th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #8
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Hi Marcus. In the camera's dropdown in the layer panel you will see Camera Options. Set Depth of Field to On, then play with the Focus distance and Aperture settings to get the look you want (and blur level if necessary). A trick is to hold down your shift key as you are changing values and the numbers will move more quickly, then when you get something like what you want release the shift key and fine tune it. Trust that helps.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:57 PM   #9
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Is there a good tutorial somewhere where i can learn this stunning effect?

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:40 PM   #10
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I'm not aware of any video tutorials specificaly about this but:
Using Depth of Field to Create Flythroughs : Adobe After Effects Tutorial
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