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  • I want text to be blown off the screen like dust.

    Posted by Trevor Ward on April 6, 2005 at 7:24 pm

    I want to take the word “religion” and have the letters, starting with “n” to turn into dust and blown away by the wind. Can this be done in Motion? How?
    -Trevor

    Mark Spencer replied 19 years ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Scot Walker

    April 7, 2005 at 6:26 pm

    Maybe a combo of a particle generator combined with a blur wipe off?

  • Trevor Ward

    April 8, 2005 at 3:06 am

    There is no particle generator. There is a Library group called Particle Emitters. But that actually creates objects on the screen, it isn’t a behavoir. C’mon, doesn’t somebody know this answer? I found a Blur Fade Out that will almost do what I want it to. As each letter is bluring and fading out, I’d also like it to sort of disperse and scatter away from the word it just came from.

  • Peter Wiggins

    April 8, 2005 at 11:28 am

    You’ve tried the wind text behavoir?
    That makes the letters drift off

    Peter

    https://www.peterwiggins.com

  • Trevor Ward

    April 8, 2005 at 12:05 pm

    I tried adding a parameter to the Blur Fade out, tracking, this makes the letters move away from the word. I’m gettng closer. However, it more looks like the words turn into smoke and then get blown away. I need dust, not smoke.

    The wind isn’t actually a text behavior. It’s a parameter behavior and it just makes the whole word move in a direction, similar to throw.

    What about LiveType?

  • Peter Wiggins

    April 8, 2005 at 2:39 pm

    [Trevor Ward] “The wind isn’t actually a text behavior. It’s a parameter behavior and it just makes the whole word move in a direction, similar to throw. “

    FYI Gust of Wind is a Text Sequence in the Behavoirs folder

    Peter

    https://www.peterwiggins.com

  • David Bogie

    April 8, 2005 at 11:14 pm

    After Effects.
    Shatter.
    Incredible recipe for just exactly this effect.

    Can’t be done without a particle system that takes an alpha input

    bogiesan

    This is my standard sigfile so do not take it personally: “For crying out loud, read the freakin’ manual.”

  • Philip Hodgetts

    April 8, 2005 at 11:35 pm

    There’s a tutorial out there somewhere that might help get started – search google for – motion, creating explosive particle effects – and you should find it. It uses particles to wipe out an object. If you did something like this with a sand-like particle, and used that to wipe off the existing text and overlaid a blowing particle like other people have suggested, you could get close.

    Cheers

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  • Mark Spencer

    April 10, 2005 at 5:16 am

    Check my site, all online tutorials are listed there – check “blowing things up”.


    Mark Spencer
    Freelance Editor/Producer
    Apple-certified instructor, Final Cut Pro and Motion
    Author, Motion Visual Quickstart Guide from Peachpit Press (coming soon)
    https://www.applemotion.net

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