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Apple Motion 3 Tutorial, this video will focus on how to create a cool text trick.
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Let us do a cool text trick that I was taught by Mark Spencer of Ripple Training and I’m going to teach it to you guys. So I’m going type in some text and I’m going to size it up no matter what font you use. And then I’ll go to my library text styles and I’m going to just drag any kind of text style I like onto it, just open up our layers. Okay, now we have this text here inside of our group. Let’s go to our inspector, our style type under text. We have our glow turned off, everything is good. So let’s select out text, hit command B and duplicate it.
So that gives us two copies of the same text. Let’s take our original text we’re going to drag it out of that group, that way we have two separate groups. Now, I’m going to select the copy of my text and I want to turn on the glow and I’m going to give it a blur of 20 and radius of 20 and that is going to give us a big glow like that. it don’t look now but we’re going to fix that.
So now, what I want to do is, I’m going to add a filter, I’m going to add filter, color correction levels and I’m going to grab this white point here and bring it up and blow it way out, this one right here. About like that right there looks pretty good. Okay, now we have this text here, it doesn’t look great but we’re going to get there. So, now we need to add a mask to this text, but as you can see, our masks are grayed out, we can’t use a mask on text. So what we’re going to do is we’ll add a whole new group and we’ll take this group with our text and put it in that new group.
So now we have a group inside of a group. I can select that group now and I’m going to select Bezier mark tool and I’m going to make a little diagonal mask like this. Now as you can see that masks off our glow. I’m going widen out a little bit. Now I'm going to select my mask, go to my mask tab and give it some feather. So now all we need to do is animate our mask. So let’s go up and go back to our select tool, let us bring it over here like this. Let’s put our play head at the beginning turn on the command, the record key. I’ll take it to about down here, I don’t know, I’m just guessing. And I’m going to drag it straight across like this, turn the record key off and when we play it back, we will click to deselect everything and when we play it back, you’ll see we have a sweeping glow right along our text.
If you want to make the glow faster, it’s not a problem, you can go into your key frame editor, select your mask and you’ll see your mask here and all you have to do is show it up here and it should go across a lot faster. See there now, it’s going faster. If you want it to go really fast, just pull it really fast down here like this and now it’s going really fast. Let’s make it even faster than that, like that. Click to deselect everything and when we play back, we got a cool text.
So there you go, quick, easy fix. I was taught by Mark Spencer and I wanted to teach you guys because it’s a cool trick. You see it every where. Thanks for watching guys.