Back in November 2018 I made a video tutorial showing how to create “write -on” or “revealing handwritten” text using Shotcut in conjunction with GIMP.
After making this tutorial I kind of got distracted with a few other things, so I never got round to posting it on Youtube.
However, #samth’s discussion about making animated text with SVGs:
has rekindled my interest in it, so yesterday I popped it onto Youtube.
There is a slight inaccuracy in the video: at 7:29 I tell viewers to save the Luma file as a .PGM, but in fact you CAN save the black and white gradient file as a .png (or a .pgm file as I explain). At the time of making the video I didn’t know Luma files work as EITHER PNGs or PGMs in Shotcut. Pretty sure JPGs work as well.
Actually, I got the original idea of this method from this Kdenlive tutorial:
I found however that the steps shown by Arkengheist 2.0 were paced way too quickly in this tutorial, so I adapted her/his method for Shotcut, at a much slower, easy to follow pace (hopefully…)…
~~~ SPOILER ALERT ~~~ : There is NO MENTION of “HTML” whatsoever in this video (!!) (@samth will get this joke … )