Icons for Custom DVE Transitions

Neorotix

New member
I was able to make some transitions in Aura using the VT Wipe Builder. They seem to work fine except I would like to have some kind of icon in the VT Switcher to be able to sort through them. I saw a post saying you can build it for the Tricaster but what about the VT5?
 

kltv

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For both VT and TriCaster you just need to make a little JPG and AVI file for the thumbnails. You need to have the "NewTek Info" folder created in the same folder as the DVE. Inside that folder, make a small JPG and uncompressed AVI animation for the animated thumbnail. I use 160x120 as the dimensions for the JPG. Name the JPG and AVI exactly the same as the DVE except add the .jpg or .avi extension. So, for a DVE called "MyEffect.dve" the thumnails in the NewTek Info folder would be called "MyEffect.dve.jpg" and "MyEffect.dve.avi" for the animation. That should do it.

Kris
 

Neorotix

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Custom DVE Transition Icons

Hey thanks for the reply. Sorry for being such a noob but I am not sure about the NewTek Info Folder. Is it a folder I just create or is it a folder that should already be there. I have no such folder on my system so I am wondering whether it is the DVE folder which holds all the prepackaged DVEs. Will attempt using that folder, but in the evnt it does not work can you be a little more specific? Thanks anyway.
 

Neorotix

New member
Guys I played around with your instructions and was finally able to get it to work. After importing the custom transition into the VT5 I noticed it did make a dummy file for the icon. I copied my icon file into the Newtek Info folder and allowed it to overwrite the dummy file that was made. I restarted the VT5 and the icon was there. Also for the preview avi. I copied it into the folder and I was good to go. I do not think it is necessary to add the .jpg extension and long as u have transitionname.dve, and the files are in jpg and avi format.
 
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