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Old March 2nd, 2005, 07:32 PM   #1
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"Writing" effect for letters on titles!

Can anyone tell me how can I achieve the effect of "writing" for titles in Boris Graffiti 3.0. I recently got Graffiti, looked through the software for this effect....couldn't find it. Is this software capable of doing this...if not, then can u suggest me another software which can do this.

The effect I'm talking about makes the letters appear on screen in the way v write them...(not wipe or fade)

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Old March 3rd, 2005, 11:28 AM   #2
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Re: "Writing" effect for letters on titles!

<<<-- Originally posted by Ram Purad : Can anyone tell me how can I achieve the effect of "writing" for titles in Boris Graffiti 3.0. I recently got Graffiti, looked through the software for this effect....couldn't find it. Is this software capable of doing this...if not, then can u suggest me another software which can do this.

The effect I'm talking about makes the letters appear on screen in the way v write them...(not wipe or fade)

Thanks. -->>>

I did this effect for the opening title of one of my Shorts in After Effects. I'm sure there must be a faster way to automate it (in fact, I know there is, because LiveType on the Mac will, but I didn't have that at the time) - but in After Effects, what I did anyway, was put in the letter (and I did each letter seperately so I wouldn't have to worry about masks running over each other) on a layer, and draw a mask over it and slowly got rid of the mask through keyframe animation to make the letter look as though it's writing itself. It get's tricky when you have letters like R and K that cross over themselves - you start having different masks starting at different points and time it out just right. It was actually a lot of work that I don't plan on ever repeating.
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Old March 4th, 2005, 12:31 AM   #3
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yo, i found a good tutorial for this with after effects a few days ago and this one seems like alost less work thant what Ram described.

http://www.xtreme-is-back.com/tutorials_speffects.html

its a .wmv file and is the 6th one down on the page.

hope that helps!
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