mask text by for soft appearance

    Feb 23 2013 | 9:34 pm
    I created many lines of horizontal scrolling text with 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

    • Feb 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 for blending options.