Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Building glows, blurs, and highlights, part of After Effects Guru: Animating Typography.
…Another way to add interest to your text is by animated glows and highlights.…In this video, we're going to animate kind of a…watery, shimmery glow into our main part of the title.…And we'll animate a highlight moving across our secondary title.…So let's get started.…As you can see we have surf and seasons.…So we'll start with the word surf.…Now since we're using the linear blur blend mode on layer one, you'll notice…when you look through the text you get this kind of neat highlight effect.…
It sort of reminds me of looking at the bottom of a pool.…We're going to add an animated glow in there that's…going to, kind of, shimmer around very much like a pool.…So to get started, go up under the layer menu.…And we'll add a new solid.…Doesn't matter what the color is, I'm going to leave mine set to this sort…of gray setting, and make sure it is the comp size and then click ok.…Now we want to go under effect, and under effect we want to generate random noise.…So the noise we want to use is the cell pattern.…
So, if we go to cell pattern here we'll…
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- Exploring the emotions of animation
- Choosing type for legibility
- Creating a visual hierarchy
- Working with text animation presets
- Animating cameras
- Creating high-energy animations vs. subtle, smooth animations
- Animating multiple lines of type
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Where is HyperNURBS in the latest version of CINEMA 4D Lite?
A: In CINEMA 4D Lite R16, released September 2014, they changed HyperNURBS to Subdivision Surface NURBS. The feature is still located in the same place.