Creative Communities of the World Forums

The peer to peer support community for media production professionals.

Activity Forums Adobe After Effects Text bulge Help

  • Text bulge Help

    Posted by Paul on April 25, 2005 at 11:36 am

    I’m trying to recreate the text distortion effect used in the titles for the film ‘sphere’
    The effect i’m after occurs half way thru the sequence in the Marga Gomez credit.

    The text distorts around the edges of a circle. Its similar to using the Bulge Effect with bulge height=4, except the distortion occur around the edges of the circle not the center.
    I tried changing the bulge height to -4 but the text doesn’t distort enough around the edges of the circle.

    Does anyone have any ideas how to create this effect.
    Many Thanks

    Paul replied 18 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
  • 2 Replies
  • Filip Vandueren

    April 25, 2005 at 12:17 pm


    1. text layer
    2. adjustment layer on top of that with Distort -> CC lens
    3. black feathered circle on top of that
    4. smaller copy of text on top of that.
    5. Animate the text-positions and the lens-center position
    1. Paul

      April 25, 2005 at 12:33 pm

      I didn’t have the cycore plugins installed but i’ve done that now, all working perfectly.
      Life is so much easier with the right plugins.
      Thanks very much for your help.

    We use anonymous cookies to give you the best experience we can.
    Our Privacy policy | GDPR Policy