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  • Video layermap to a text

     Julian Sixx updated 15 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 6 Posts
  • Julian Sixx

    June 10, 2006 at 5:22 am

    In 2d i would create a text on layer 1 and put a video on layer 2.Now i choose luma matte for the video so the video plays in the text.
    How can i achieve the same effect with Invig. in 3d?
    I would like to play the video only on the front side of the text.I layermapped the video to the front side of the whole text.Now of course, every letter shows the same part of the video but that’s not really what i want.
    any ideas?

  • Serge Hamad

    June 10, 2006 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Julian06,

    The best for you would be to create your text in IL on a single layer. Once normaly imported into Invigorator your text would be grouped. This way once you apply your movie as a texture it will fill the entire text as if it was one single object.


  • Jon Okerstrom

    June 10, 2006 at 1:16 pm

    Serge is right, but the drawback to the technique is that the text group would move as a single element. There are ways around that too… if you need the options, let us know.


  • Julian Sixx

    June 10, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks Serge+Jon

    It works fine with illustrator

    [Jon Okerstrom] “if you need the options,”

    Yes,have you got one without using ilustrator?I’m just curious 🙂

  • Jon Okerstrom

    June 10, 2006 at 9:19 pm

    Hi Julian

    You can do it at least two ways that I can think of. One would be to put create a material for each letter. Put copies of the movie in smaller precomps, one per letter. The aspect ratio of the precomp needs to be the same as the aspect ratio for the letter to which the movie is applied. Position the movie in the precomp so you get the correct part of it in your letter. Then create a material for each letter and apply.

    You could do this using some Illustrator tricks as well, but give this a go.


  • Julian Sixx

    June 11, 2006 at 7:30 am

    Thanks again Jon

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