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Tip #475: Fill Text with Video

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

The secret is Stencil Alpha.

Property settings inside the Inspector put video inside text.

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Text with animated video inside it is always fun to watch. Motion makes it easy to fill any text with any background. Here’s how:

  • Create and format your text. Thicker letters make this effect more visible.
  • Put the background you want to fill the text with in the same group, but behind the text.
  • Select the text and go to Inspector > Properties and change the Blend Mode to Stencil Alpha.

Done.

EXTRA CREDIT

The screen shot shows the Inspector settings to create this effect. I then added the text effect so you could also see it. The text is Kraash Black, the background is Two Color Ray,both found in the the Motion Library.


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