Universe

long-shadowLong Shadow

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.


Getting Started   Premiere_icon AfterEffects_icon FinalCutPro_icon Motion_icon Vegas_icon Hitfilm_icon Resolve_icon

  • 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:keyed 
    • 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.