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Mystic Text
A CreativeCOW After Effects Video Tutorial


CreativeCOW presents Mystic Text--Video Training by Grant Swanson

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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Grant Swanson will take you through an effective way of tracking 'Mystic Text' onto a wall or screen.  This technique can be used in horror films, commercials, or promos.  He will cover the basics of the After Effects paint tools, some basic '2.5D' motion tracking, and some simple yet effective compositing techniques.















Comments

Re: Mystic Text
by Bill Tull
Hey Grant, Good Job on this tutorial!
I hope to watch more of them in the future
Thank's for the much needed info!
Bill Tull
Mystic Text
by Q5 Webdesign
This was just what I needed! Thanks so much! Great video tut!

Mark Baselier
Q5 Webdesign
http://www.q-5.nl
Mystic Text
by Rob Jones
thanks for this man! very helpful!
Mystic Text
by James Benoit
Awesome tutorial! Thanks!
Mystic Text
by Steph Foster
Interesting idea but could I make one constructive criticism ?

I got the feeling you were rushing through a little or maybe I've just been spoilt by Aharon Rabinowitz's laid back style.

Mystic Text
by Grant Swanson
UPDATE:

I was planning to mention this, but forgot to in the tutorial.

Another, and perhaps simpler option to recording the paint strokes, is to use the "write-on" selection for the "Duration" property in the Paint menu, rather than "Constant". This is especially useful if you have a Wacom tablet, since it will record your exact motion and timing.

The only downside is that it is difficult to edit should you make a mistake, whereas with the technique I demonstrated, you have complete control.
Mystic Text
by Wellington Jo
great tutorial!


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