"3D Sandwhich"

FPP wrote on 7/6/2016, 11:02 PM
I have been very impressed with the Text/Graphics used in the intro of the new (George Lopez) show and other trailers and TV ads.
Perhaps this has been threaded somewhere on our forum but I just wanted to ask if anyone is aware of any good tutorials on how to put a subject in between two 3D type texts.
I'm keeping in mind that there is perhaps a (compositing) component in the equation on maybe 2 or more text media tracks.
I'm thinking if there is a streamlined procedure to achieving this effect of sorts, I would like to start deploying this professional looking application in my intros and most definitely in the safety and training videos I occasionally produce.
I would like to animate the graphics as well, so I know what that entails..
I'm sure there's a way in Vegas Pro 12- 13.
Any suggestions or personal techniques that anyone would care to share would be humbly appreciated.


3d87c4 wrote on 7/7/2016, 1:48 AM
You can apply the stereoscopic 3D adjust filter to title clips and move the title closer or further away from the viewer using the horizontal offset slider.

I haven't seen the show you reference, but if text is being placed behind an actor or other object then some kind of masking will also be needed (I assume).
Steve_Rhoden wrote on 7/7/2016, 5:01 AM
Of course it can be done in Vegas, but that kind of work simply requires a lot
of masking and patience....
Tech Diver wrote on 7/7/2016, 9:03 AM
This sort of task, known as rotoscoping, is best handled by the combination of a compositor and planar tracker (not point tracker). It is generally accepted that the best planar tracker on the market is Mocha Pro, which can interface with a number of well-known compositors such as After Effects and fusion just to name two. What is key is the ability to import masks created by Mocha into the application. All this being said, Mocha Pro is a very expensive tool, making it unaffordable to many of the folks that use Vegas. I know there are less expensive planar trackers available, however, I do not know them offhand.

FPP wrote on 7/7/2016, 12:34 PM
Thanks to all that have responded.. It seems as though I will have to "kick the can" a little until I find an affordable way to use this type of titling effect and use in a professional manner.
Rory Cooper wrote on 7/8/2016, 3:12 AM
if you have an image = background image before the actual action and the camera is locked down then use the image as a mask. always shoot blank back shots = always you never know when you will need them they come in handy in your edit in lots of different ways

this took me a few minutes so it is not tweaked but it will give you an idea.

FPP wrote on 7/8/2016, 8:10 PM
@Rory Cooper
Thank you for the "Home Work".. I have a little time before my next outing so I'll practice this and other techniques found in my research.