Universe Long Shadow adds a shadow to whatever text you apply it to, which extends off the edges of the composition in whatever distance or angle you'd prefer.
- In Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Sony Vegas Pro, and Hit Film, drag the uni.Long Shadow effect onto your clip.
- In Resolve, you'll need to follow a few extra steps:
- Have your text on a video track above your footage's video track
- Create a Compound Clip from your text, select it, and head into the Color view of Resolve's interface.
- Within the Node window of Resolve, sever the default link between the text's node and the output.
- Add a new Corrector node and Alpha output within the Node interface.
- Create links from the Text's RGB and Alpha outputs to the newly created Corrector Node's RGB and alpha inputs
- Then create links from the Corrector node's RGB and Alpha outputs to the final outputs for RGB and alpha, respectively.
- With your Corrector node selected, key out the black background from your text, and click Invert to flip the key around.
- Right-click in the Node interface and select Use OFX Alpha
- Apply Long Shadow to your Text node
Modifying the Effect
- Angle controls the angle at which the shadow extends from the source.
- Length controls how long the shadow extends from the source.
- Color lets you adjust the tint of the shadow using a color swatch as a reference.
- Shadow Opacity adjusts the transparency of the shadow.
- Expansion expands the shadow outward from itself, including the source.
- Source Crop will tighten the source the shadow has been applied to from the left (Crop 1) or right (Crop 2).
- Mask allows you to add and adjust (using standard position, shadow, width, controls) a mask for the shadow.
- Composite Over Source will add the shadow to the source; disabling this will hide the source.