Game Development Reference
Figure 7.18 The text layer in the
Star Text comp.
Figure 7.19 The fi nal Star Wars
text with the Corner Pin distortion
and the added fractal starfi eld
The Displacement Map Effect
The Displacement Map effect is a little challenging to get the
hang of, especially if you're not acquainted with using grayscale
maps as effect controllers. If you need some more help with that
topic, you can quickly jump ahead to Chapter 23 and come back.
The Displacement Map effect is essentially worthless without
maps as controllers.
The Displacement Map effect is similar to (but works far better
than) the Displace effect in Photoshop. It uses maps as references
to displace, or move, pixels around. The Displacement Map effect
can use the lightness, red channel, green channel, blue channel,