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mask text by jit.gl.text2d for soft appearance

February 23, 2013 | 9:34 pm

I created many lines of horizontal scrolling text with jit.gl.text2d. blended over a movie.
now i want to use a mask to add an fade-in effect to text like on my attached image.
i tried to use a box with soft edges drawn in photoshop and blend it over the text but i was not successfull so far.

any help would be wonderful

JOa

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Attachments:
  1. softscroll.jpg

February 25, 2013 | 7:36 pm

many ways to do this, depending on your specific needs.
easiest might be to overlay a videoplane, (or gl.gridshape) on top of your text, displaying a gradient matrix.
check out the @blend attribute of jit.gl.videoplane for blending options.

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