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FCP X

Freebie: Noise Industries Manifesto plug-in for FCP, Motion, AE + FxFactory Update

Manifesto

Free titling plugins let users create static and roll/crawl titles

Boston, MA – July 18, 2012 – Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces a new version of Manifesto, available now for free for Final Cut Pro X, Motion and After Effects through FxFactory. Manifesto allows users to easily add static and roll/crawl titles to projects without the need to keyframe. Editors can customize the title animation, as well as fonts, colors and more. Manifesto is a FREE download

Manifesto features include:

  • Now available for Final Cut Pro X. Manifesto title generator ships with multiple templates for creating static titles and animated rolls/crawls, all now easily customizable within FCP X.

  • Keyframing optional. Keyframes are not required for title animation in Manifesto. The text of the editor’s choice is scrolled in and out of the frame automatically, based on the length of the generator track. This feature also lets users match a title roll or crawl to the duration of a different clip.

  • Use existing RTF files. Manifesto can reference an existing RTF file on disk, allowing editors to utilize an external program for text input and layout.

  • Built-in motion blur and de-flicker. Create high-quality animations at any frame rate with built-in motion blur and the ability to reduce interlacing artifacts.

  • Easy masking abilities. Editors can use external media to determine which portions of the title are visible, or vice versa.

More Information on Manifesto

Manifesto Tutorial Video

Download Manifesto 

FxFactory updated to v3.0.5

FxFactory 3.0.5 introduces support for OS X Mountain Lion and improves compatibility with Retina displays and the most recent versions of Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5. This update is recommended for all users.

About Noise Industries, LLC

Established in 2004, Boston, Massachusetts-based Noise Industries is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple and Adobe. For more information, please visit the Noise Industries website.

 

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CINEMA 4D Tutorial

Big Mike’s Super Text in Cinema 4D tutorial

Big Mike has a new tutorial on his site and it looks very cool. Super Text in Cinema 4D tutorial.


BIGMIKEDESIGN: Super Text Tutorial from Mike on Vimeo.

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After Effects

Happy Turkey Day – Making text rotate around an object

I have a student who is working on her final project. She has a photo of a hand and is making text rotate from behind the finger to the top of the hand. She asked for some help and this is the first method I showed her. I’ll post the second in subsequent posts, but for now, I give you, without further ado, “Making text rotate around an object”.

This project is very simple to create. I did this the simple way. You could apply a camera, some lights, cast shadows and jazz the whole thing up. And the solid? Well, replace that with a full size turkey with an alpha channel or even a pilgrim.

  1. Create your text and move it along a path.
  2. Mask off the area that you want to see in front of your obscuring object.
  3. Duplicate your text layer.
  4. Drag it behind your obscuring object.
  5. Switch the mask mode to “subtract” on the layer of text that is behind your obscuring object.

To add a tich of realism I’ve blurred the bottom text layer slightly, to simulate depth of field. Remember, these are not 3D layers and you can not technically move your text into deeper areas in a path, so this is a compromise. I’ve also colored the text a slightly grayer shade of white to make it look a bit shadowier. Yes, I’m making up words now. It’s a talent that I picked up from my 3 year old.

Download circulartext.aep.zip (AE 7 Standard or Pro)

View sample movie

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After Effects Preset

Star Wars Scroll

Star Wars ScrollYeah, you know this one, so I’m not going to bother with a movie. I had this one freebie up in the Toolfarm Free Presets section a while back and never copied it over when the AE Freemart was relaunched. You’ve been waiting a long time, haven’t you. A long, long time…

I’ll tell you that it matches the color, speed and everything about the original open of one of the films. I got this info from some Star Wars site that I don’t remember, a long, long time ago. Just Google it if you want to know the name of the font used in the original films. The color did slightly change for the first three Star Wars movies, so I believe I matched it to The Empire Strikes Back open (the best Star Wars flick, in my opinion).

Download AE Comp AE 7.0

I used Trapcode Particular to generate the star background. You do not necessarily need it to open the file, but I heart Particular and every AE user should own it. Our demo form is currently down, but you can download it from Trapcode.com.