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Tip #475: Fill Text with Video
The secret is Stencil Alpha.
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.
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.