Highlighter – Fan Out


Requires Highlighter 2 set of effects, FCPX 10.4.6 or higher.


Highlighter – Fan Out

This effects preset demonstrates the use of multiple Highlighter Transforms effects. Each of the six graphic layers added is transformed by an 18º angle by a Transforms effect and all the layers, including the Transforms effects are Rotated in the opposite direction by a final Transforms effect by a total of -90º.

This effect was accomplished by creating the first Rounded Rectangle and setting its blend Mode to Behind so that it appears behind the text and *solidly* blocks out layers added afterwards. After the dimensions of the Rectangle were settled upon, the Basic Title was selected in the storyline and Copied. That’s how I did it. This is how you should do it:

Add a Highlighter Transforms effect and set the Anchor Position to the middle of one end of the Rounded Rectangle and set the Rotation (Z) to 18º… THEN copy the Effects.

Now: Paste Effects (⌘⌥V) five more times with the Highlighter 2 and Highlighter Transforms effects selected for pasting.

Add one more Transforms and copy/paste the Anchor Point values from one of the others. Set the Rotation to -90º. Then go back through the list and change the colors as you like.

Set keyframes for each Rotation for all the effects near the beginning and end,  then set the playhead at the beginning and set all the Rotation to 0º, then move the playhead to the end and set all rotations to 0º.


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