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michiel | 14 years ago | 5 comments | 2 likes | 5,585 views

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Here's a really nice animated hatching effect!


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This scratch effect is very interesting. What would make it even more special is the option to have the scratching slightly 'jitter' (as in some of the original rotoscope and other old animation effects).

DaDa, 14 years ago

Maybe it's possible to make it jitter by animating the TEXTURE POSITION property. Or the COLOUR property. Or both!

michiel, 14 years ago


And you can easily draw other hatching patterns (thinner lines, fatter lines, horizontal lines, vertical lines, crossed lines, dots, circles) with Bixelangelo.

I've cropped Bixelangelo's created sketch map to a 512 x 512 texture with Photoshop to make the pattern cross the edges of the texture. When you crop your own textures make sure its dimensions are powers of 2 (like 256, 512 and 1024) and NEVER scale a sketch map.

michiel, 14 years ago


The Scratch Text effect is good. But I can't figure out how each letter is created at the same time by just looking at the files. Can someone explain the logic behind why it works the way it does?

The Scratch Background is easier to understand. White text on a white background then scratch in the background.

kf_daddy, 14 years ago

When you apply a texture to a text layer (press F9) all characters (letters) of that text are textured with that same texture.

So when you use an animated texture effect, like this sketch map effect, all characters are animated at the same time because they're all using the same texture.

michiel, 14 years ago


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