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10-07-2003, 08:07 AM
Hi Everyone,

When I was in Las Vegas I saw the tech fly in a title. I use the scrolling (motion) feature a lot but would like to fly in a title for some projects. Any hints, tricks out there? Thanks for your time again all.


10-07-2003, 08:19 PM
in VT3- real time - use Control Tree, Positioner, Nodes and Influences

VT | Real-time 3D Positioning in VT-Edit (http://www.newtek.com/products/vt/tutorials/positioner/ )
VT | Basic Spline Operations (http://www.newtek.com/products/vt/tutorials/splines/index.html)

in Aura - render - use keyframer

Aura Lesson 5: Keyframer (http://www.newtek.com/products/vt/aura/tutorials/lesson05/lesson05.html)

in Lightwave - render - use objects and keyframes

Lightwave Logo Animation 101 (http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/animation/video/index.html)

10-12-2003, 06:40 AM
If using VT3, lay in a .tga or pic with alpha and put it on the timeline. Bring up a monitor or two and the switcher. Have TED point to the DSK on the switcher. You can use any video source to overlay your titles or thirds on.

Stretch out the pic so it takes up about 10 seconds on the timeline. You can change it later, I find it's easier to work with a larger timeline. Flying thirds are often only 1-3 seconds or so.

Bring up your control tree view and use the 3D splines to rotate the pic off the viewable screen. A little X, Y and Z should do this nicely.

Now once again, change the spline settings to rotate and/or fly the pic into the position you want. Second #1 title is off the screen. Second #2 the title begins to appear and rotate in. Second #3 the title is in position and you are done.

Once satisfied, you can render this out from TED and load it in your DDR and point it to the DSK. Remember that queing a moving DSK is a little different than just a plain old pic. You will have to practice a little bit to get the flow?