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Lights Ray effect using BCC with Avid Media Composer

You can create some incredible light ray effects with text by using BCC filters within Avid Media Composer.  Boris Continuum ships with the retail version of Avid Media Composer.  You can also purchase the Media Composer plug-ins separately if you are upgrading from a version that didn't include the third party plugins.

Check out this short tutorial using one of the BCC plugins to create some cool looking light rays.

Continue reading for a full text transcript of this video tutorial....

You can create stunning title effects using a light rays filter from Boris Continuum within Avid Media Composer.

To do this, edit a title over top of a background layer in your sequence.

Then click on the effects palette icon within the project window.

Look for the Rays Puffy filter located within the BCC lights category.

Drag the filter onto to your title in your sequence.

Next, click on the effects editor icon.

Move over to the effect editor window and twirl down the disclosure triangle for the title matte.

Click on the Apply to Title matte check box.

For an added effect, let's make the text object itself invisible so we only see the  rays shooting out.

So let's set the apply mode to none.

Now move over to the Composer window and add a keyframe at the first frame of your title.

Adjust the cross hair position for the light source off to the left of the screen.

You may need to zoom out a bit to position your light source out far enough.

Next, move the position indicator to the last frame of your title.

Then move the cross hair for the light over to the right side of the frame.

Okay, that's it!  Back up and play the effect.

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