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  • Text layer progressive alpha

    Posted by Deathwolf on May 5, 2005 at 12:42 am

    Hi all,

    Anyones knows if it’s possible to use the range animator to do a continuous alpha fade in/fade out instead of per letter.
    Per letter works relatively well but in the case of big letters it doesnt look that good.
    Up to now i did it either using a gradient layer that i moved, or a mask with feather, but when there’s a lot of text these 2 solutions can get very unhandy to do.

    Thanks for any help,

    Paul-Kenji Cahier

    Filip Vandueren replied 18 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • John Dickinson

    May 5, 2005 at 1:05 am

    In the Range Selector’s Advanced menu try using the RAMP UP setting. You’ll then need to animate the OFFSET rather than START or END.

    John Dickinson

  • Deathwolf

    May 5, 2005 at 3:12 am

    that still works with a per char alpha change:/

  • Filip Vandueren

    May 6, 2005 at 1:04 am

    That’s just the way the textacy animation works. On a per-character basis.

    I’d use the method you described (gradient layer as a trackmatte) or if you want to do it on 1 layer,
    use “Alpha Ramp” Plugin (red giant software Image Lounge), it’s on the CD of Creating Motion Graphics by the Meyers

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