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I took advantage of the break between movies to go ahead and preview this composition. Let's see what I looks like so far. (video playing) I am pretty happy with the animation and the elements that I have. However, it could use another level of refinement, and this is where you really earn your money as a motion graphic artist. It's not just saying I've got the camera move done, I've got all the layers there, I must be finished. No, you look at something critically and go, how can I unify the things better? How can I improve for the look of my final piece? In this particular case I'm looking at this end frame, and I really like the subtle lines that Trish created on that video.
However, I am noticing the same lines are much heavier on the floor and stroke is much heavier on the text. I think I'd like to unify the look between all of those. Well, the text is easy. I just select my Dirtboard Devil double layer, go open to the Character panel and scrub down the size of that stroke. 1 is a much more refined look. You could even do to something fractional like 0.5 if you want to. I think I'll pick something in between like maybe 0.8. Yeah, that's a fairly good look. Next, lets' refine the grid floor. And to be able to do this in context, I'm going to use a trick you saw earlier.
You can double-click Grid Floor to open it or press the Shift key to bring up the Comp Mini Navigator and select the Grid Floor layer. Select the grid solid, press F3 to open up its Effects Controls and then lock that Effects Control panel so that when you return to the Main Comp you still have access to its parameters. Now I'll play with smaller Border sizes, and maybe about 2. And now that's getting me much closer to that fine line that's inside the video. You can make the border even smaller or don't overlook this Feather parameter.
It's another way of softening those lines, so they are not quite as hard-edged, and you'll notice that they look very soft in this video. So let's go ahead and try one and one on those. That's an improvement. It's pretty close. That's what two and two looks like. That's an even more subtle line that matches a video. So now I feel that I have my text and my floor better styled to match my video and they all tie-in together much better. Now in fact, I think on that text I'll go ahead and go back down to 0.5, now that I see this very fine outline on the floor, 0.5 or maybe 0.6.
And yeah, I like how that looks.
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