Text Glow and Blur

Jan 29, 2011 at 9:29 PM

I'm new to Xen and I am interested in using it for text and texture 2D effects. What I'm most interested in are making text glow (and if possible animating that glow so it expands or contracts) and making text or texture2d "blur in" or "blur out" (what I mean is blurring the texture more and more and changing the opacity at the same time so it disappears off the screen with an effect that looks like the image dissolved).

Is this possible to do and if so, how do I do it?