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Fire Letters How To [ANSWER]

Posted: Tue, 31st Jul 2007, 12:39am

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Greybro

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What's the best way to create Fire Letters for an intro sequence? I am aware of only the old Alam DV, pre render fire letters. Is there a way to do this with particles using Effects Lab Pro?
Posted: Tue, 31st Jul 2007, 4:26am

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Axeman

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It depends on the type of fire letters you are after. Filling the shape of the letters with flame is relatively simple, using some stock footage and an object mask; actually making the letters appear to be burning is more complicated.
Posted: Wed, 1st Aug 2007, 6:43pm

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Greybro

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I'm looking for something like Solthar's intro on NightCast. Don't know if you've seen that but it's a lot more complex with fire flowing around letters and spreading across the screen.
Posted: Wed, 1st Aug 2007, 7:55pm

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Greybro wrote:

I'm looking for something like Solthar's intro on NightCast. Don't know if you've seen that but it's a lot more complex with fire flowing around letters and spreading across the screen.
Glad you asked this, I'm was trying to accomplish the same task.
Posted: Wed, 1st Aug 2007, 11:00pm

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You'll need some stock footage for your background flames. Then you need a layer with the type, containing an alpha channel. Then, on another layer of stock footage, create an object mask, and select the type layer as the alpha source. On Nightcast the titles fade from white type to the fire-filled letters, but that sort of detail will be up to what you want for your specific project.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Aug 2007, 12:35am

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Sollthar

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What I did for the fire in NightCast was compose a firey background using our fire and smoke stock footage, then used a 3D font from Cinema 4D, set the material to highly reflective and had it reflect another layer of stock explosions while moving backwards slowly - and two light sources made the text shine.
That gave the end result, if that's close to what you're trying to achieve.