Plexus Text Transformation
- July 15, 2013
In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at how to create a dynamic and interesting text transition using Plexus 2. All the geometry is created using one instance of Plexus on a text layer, which can still be easily edited and updated within the animation if we decide to change it later.
Play around with the Plexus parameter to fine tune the transformation look, avoiding any blown out highlights or messy areas. You can also play around with more effectors to achieve a completely different look, so definitely experiment around!
Also, working in 16bpc will give you nicer glow results with less banding. You can drastically reduce banding by adding a Grain effect to everything. For more interesting looks, try animating the camera’s focal distance to create a rack focus effect. In the original video, I also created a Trapcode Particular layer to create some background smoke to add some subtle atmosphere. You can really add on to this animation by throwing in some Particular or Form in there.
Lastly, definitely tweak and play around with the disintegration effect at the end. You can add more realism by throwing in a Turbulence Displace or some type of distortion in there to make the spread seem more natural and organic.
Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, if you guys have any questions or comments, feel free to post them down below! Definitely play around, experiment with Plexus, and have some fun!