Hi all, first time post, so quick intro. Basically a family guy from the UK who loves to tinker with VFX and home movies. What this means in practice is that I get very little time to do VFX (kids and stuff get in the way!). I am using Hitfilm 2 Express mainly because I can't justify the outlay ("I got three kids to feed man!"). That said am loving the Hitfilm software.
So my latest YouTube upload https://youtu.be/pdxMhQ-a8e4 went up at the weekend, a little VFX idea while working at my Allotment (hmmm VFX and Gardening, do they MIX?). Anyway, I've been working on a title for the project, in the similar style as the original Terminator Movie titles (Terminator Titles Video. I have something that I like but I want to get ideas on how it might be possible to get the sparkle effect when the flare/spot goes across the text and the rest of the text seems to have a machine kinda glow (see : here in titles). I thought maybe some soft of duplicate of my orginal text flyin which has only the edge (body black) and then animate this edge with some sort of glow or flare moving across the text?.
I will post what I have to the wall soon, but first I have this baby's bottom to clean and a taxi service to run oh and a tone of professional work to get done (sadly nothing film industry related).