"Final Render"
Example.49: Text Mosaic
(AE6.0 & Trapcode Starglow)

AE-TIPS 49 : Adobe After Effects CS5 (
Resolution: 640x480
Third-Party AE Plugins:

- Trapcode Staglow
Third-Party Footages:
- No Use

At First

It is introduction of "Text Mosaic".
I created "Woman Face" using character sequence "ayato@web".

Prepare the picture from Stock Footage etc.

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Create Character Sequence

Using Point Snap and Duplicate in Illustrator.
Create Character Sequence.
Image Size 2600x1950 pixels.
Rows 50:Columns 100.
Each Cell Size 26x39 pixels.
Copy and Paste to Photoshop.

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Area 640x480 from 2600x1950
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"Adobe Illustrator"

"Change Animation"

Material Change Animation

Put the Material STEP1-2 into a New Composition.
(Composition Size 2600x1950)

Using Trackmatte etc.
Create to change from FACE to TEXT.

View Timeline Window

"Card Dance "

Card Dance Plug-in

If you use Card Dance Plug-in.
You can create Concavo-convex expression.

Put the Material STEP1 into a New Composition.
(Composition Size 640x480)
Put the Material STEP3 into this.

Turn on STEP3 Layer.
Apply Effect > Simulation > Card Dance.
"STEP1 Picture" assign to Gradation Layer.
Adjust other parameter.

* The detail information about "Card Dance"

View Effect Controls Window
"Card Dance"
View Timeline Window


Add Glow Effect

Put the Material STEP4 into a New Composition.
Apply Effect >Trapcode > Starglow.
Adjust to become strong in the second half.

View Effect Controls Window
"Trapcode Starglow"
View Timeline Window

"Final Render"


Add Logo Animation.

This Example...
Please let me develop by each one.

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The detail information about "Trapcode Starglow"
Trapcode http://www.trapcode.com/