Please let me know if you would like any further enhancements to this effect.
Make sure you put it in your Motion Templates/Titles folder, preferably in a new folder of your own naming.
Tip: If you want to use one of the FCPX generators as an user image source, edit a section into your timeline, click on the Title Effect User Image well and then skim over to the generator clip, and click on it and "apply clip". Remember there are some great images tucked away in the drop-down menus for each of these generators so it's worth exploring the possibilities.
It's great! Two things I would ask.. can you change the Band.Feather.Position so that you can 1) Change whether the feather is to the right or left, and 2) If the feather could start offscreen and then fly in, preferably keyframeable?
I could give you controls for drop shadow in the main interface but I didn't want to because a) you already have them in the text panel of the effect (down at the bottom, you need to scroll to find it) and b) I didn't want to overload the UI with too much detail.
Now updated for you - see the original post for the new zip file to download.
The Band.Feather.Position slider now works in such a way that you can set the band to come on from either the right or the left -= and of course you can keyframe it the slider animation control. Slide it all the way to the right and the band is fully on, slide it all the way to the left and the band is also fully on - centre it in the middle and the band is fully off. It should make sense when you play with it
I'm sorry that I can't see your posting, it's just an empty box for me. When I click Quote I can see it, but then the link is no longer active. Is this a problem with my browser? Not all posts are invisible, but I'd say about 10% in this forum only.