View Full Version : highlight across cg

07-11-2008, 10:04 AM
Hi Gurus and Experts,

I am trying to figure out in SpeedEdit how to create a highlight that goes across a cg from left to right across some text and highlights (brightens) a small vertical part of each letter as it goes across. I've seen it alot and thought it would be easy to do in SpeedEdit and then save it in the Tookshed.

Any pointers or a preset would be great.

Thanks again! James

07-11-2008, 10:16 AM

some ideas

07-11-2008, 11:38 AM
Thanks Jim!!! Exactly what I needed! James

Paul Lara
07-14-2008, 12:39 PM
Yes, as Jose Burgos has posted in an earlier thread (placing here for future searches)...

Duplicate layer of item needing the glint under original on the timeline.
Overlay on, control tree to set the alpha and color/saturation/etc of what I am looking for (in these examples white).
In Control Tree, use Crop reveal just a 'slit' of the brighter version on top.
Animate the crop tool to create the "slit" passing over the background.
Animate the shadow to make the glint.

07-14-2008, 05:43 PM
Don't forget the cool sound effect ;)