In this QuickTip Harry Frank shows you how to quickly create a polygons to text transition using Trapcode Mir.
August 23rd, 2013 at 9:55 amJon says:
Ive just got MIR and as for learning how it works this is a very helpful tutorial, However I did have the same problems as other with the shape layer issue and null objects. In the end I deleted the null objects and just key framed the grad start and end points. Yes that's probably I little more troublesome but it works still.
May 19th, 2013 at 11:20 pmd-motif says:
I'm using cs5 AE, when I link the start and end points to the null object, it doe not work. If I simply hide the layer and use the start and end points inside the solid, it works fine. Is this a bug in cs5 AE , Mir or just random annoyance ?
April 23rd, 2013 at 7:14 pmHarry Frank says:
Chris, it's not a Layer Style. Simply change the shape layer fill to a gradient. When you have a shape layer selected in AE, the fill options are up at the top of your screen. Being that I had changed it, my default settings are different, and therefore I (regrettably) didn't talk about changing the fill of the shape layer.
March 29th, 2013 at 11:41 amChris says:
Hey Harry, thanks for the tutorial. I'm adapting the linear gradient map to be radial so i can control MIR to close in on the centre point and animate into a logo. Firstly, I'm having problems with the shape layer and getting a gradient map up. When I right click on the shape layer and add gradient layer style to it, it doesn't have the same control points as you have on your linear layer, even when I make it a linear layer too. Any advice on how to get this up? Thanks, Chris
January 29th, 2013 at 5:29 pmDave says:
Hi Harry, Thanks for all your insights. You and everyone who contributes so much time are appreciated for sure! I am noting something strange in CS6 when scrubbing the time line, after having everything else up to the point of your tut. work fine. When scrubbing what I have at 16:00 in your tut, my CS6 ver is jumping the position of my text to the 0,0 coordinate, and then it comes back to center. Hummm, what's that? It seems to be only a scrubbing thing, but non the less a bit disconcerting. Have you noticed this in CS6? I think you were maybe tuting on CS5
January 16th, 2013 at 6:51 amBrandon Berk says:
At 15:33 you change the "Texture Filter" on the layer, "[MIR Text - Solid]" to "Linear." When I do that, my text completely relocates to a different position on the stage. Any way to correct that? Thanks ever so much for this tutorial!!
January 11th, 2013 at 5:35 amHarry Frank says:
@Nick.. I cannot get your problem to replicate. Can you send me your project at harry (at) redgiant.com ? Others having problems with the gradient, simply add the shape layer and then change the fill using the "Fill" parameter at the top of the screen.
January 10th, 2013 at 5:38 pmNickBeef says:
everything is all good until 8:50 when you hide the gradient map. For me, this made the MIR no longer responsive to the shifting gradient that being driven by the nulls. When I make the gradient layer visible, MIR instantly snaps to the new displacement. I even tried dropping the opacity on the gradient layer, instead of hiding it, no luck. Even just sneaking the 100% opacity gradient layer under a black solid did not work. Again, making the gradient viable, instantly snapped MIR into displacement.
October 11th, 2012 at 7:43 amGeoff says:
Just figured it out...click on the word "Fill" right next to the swatch in the top tool bar, and linear gradient!
October 11th, 2012 at 7:32 amGeoff says:
I get the same problem, when creating a shape layer, my fill is set to Red, and the only way to change it to a ramp is to generate a ramp. Is that how it is done?
October 3rd, 2012 at 10:06 amSintes says:
same problem when i made a shape layer in cs6 i just get nothing. Don't see ramp.
September 28th, 2012 at 8:15 pmAnthony says:
Awesome tutorial! The only problem I have is when changing the font or even the text, the text wants to relocate to another position off centerthe camera's original position. Is there any reason or why this happens? I'm thinking it could be something in the settings but I figured I'd ask if anyone else had this same issue.
September 19th, 2012 at 10:08 amDaniel says:
at 5:12 when you made a shape layer in CS6 i just get a color shape layer i can't seem to get a ramp it just forms a color and then the rest of the tutorial is undoable. is there a way to fix that
August 21st, 2012 at 1:46 amhosenmahjob says:
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