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    Ok, I have been trying to figure this out for awhile now. For a title screen I am trying to make it so the letters show up with light shining behind them.

    Sort of like, black screen, and then you see the left side of the word/sentence because light comes from behind it, and then the light moves to the right so you can see the whole thing. Or mabye light comming out of the text.

    If you can understand that please help

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    An interesting one this, I'll try to help from memory.

    I've just done this in a project and this was how.

    I created the text, and duplicated it onto two layers. Both have transparent backgrounds. On the lower layer, I selected the light ray effect plugin and using keyframing, moved the light source from one side of the text the other. You can restrict the spread / density of the rays in the properties pane of the plugin. The reason I duplicated the text because if the properties of the rays are strong, it distorts the actual font almost making it unreadable as the light passes across. With a duplicate on top (and in my case in a different colour), the text is preserved and readable. I also added a shadow effect to the text to make it appear the text is glowing with heat.

    Good luck.

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    Hi,

    Have you tried using Event FX.

    There is an option Light Rays, using the keyframes can give a nice effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gord
    ...There is an option Light Rays, using the keyframes can give a nice effect.
    Erm..isn't that what I said?

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    Hmm? What's that? Did you say something, Andy?

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    yup again Turn is right - light rays.

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