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Scott Meyer
Custom Encore Buttons over Video asset background
on Sep 12, 2008 at 7:23:48 pm

Hello.

I am familiar with the normal procedure for creating Encore Menu's from photoshop .psd's unfortunatly my current project has taken this idea to the next phase.

I wish to use a video I have created as my menu background, yet still have the ability to create custom buttons that I can import and overlay the video background.

I have imported the video clip as an asset but when trying to import the button's I created, Encore recognizes them as a "menu" not "buttons". I am new to encore, but I've realized that as a "menu" I cannot link the button-object to video content as is possible with encore buttons.

Can anyone help me import my new button .psd's in a manner that encore will recognize them as buttons, not menu's?? If there is another means of using my custom buttons and custom video background I would greatly appreciate any pointers. Many thanks


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Hannu Hoffrén
Re: Custom Encore Buttons over Video asset background
on Apr 23, 2009 at 6:13:20 pm

A bit old thread here, but I had the same problem in CS3 and couldn't find the solution anywhere. However, I finally found out one solution for this that worked for me at least, so I'll reply here so it is visible for others too.

Start creating the button from a clean Photoshop file. Do not continue it from some menu that is opened from Encore. Right now I have two identical Photoshop files that have the layer names as they should for buttons (with (+) and so on). Other one, which is continued from Encore's menu, imports as a menu. Another one is a clean new document in Photoshop, but the layers are drag & dropped from the previous file. This one imports as a button.

There must be some extra info somewhere in the file that makes the difference, but couldn't find it yet.


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Joe Bowden
Re: Custom Encore Buttons over Video asset background
on Apr 23, 2009 at 7:14:25 pm

A button PSD should have group/layer set with the (+) prefix, and no background layer.

You import this file into the Library panel (not the project), and it should be recognized as a button.



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Hannu Hoffrén
Re: Custom Encore Buttons over Video asset background
on Apr 24, 2009 at 4:42:45 am

Hi Joe!

Yes, I have (+) in the group. I have an identical set of layers with identical layer/group names in the both files. Still other one works and other doesn't. What I now noticed was the color profile or color space seems to be different (RGB/8# vs RGB/8), but haven't tried to change them yet.


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Joe Bowden
Re: Custom Encore Buttons over Video asset background
on Apr 24, 2009 at 3:40:52 pm

How about the Background layer? For buttons, there should be none. And don't forget, import into the Library, not into the project.



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Hannu Hoffrén
Re: Custom Encore Buttons over Video asset background
on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:58:19 pm

Hi,

Nice frequency of discussion in this thread. :D

Anyway, I just had the same problem again and now it went away by not having any bg-layer like Joe described. It's been over year and a half since I had this problem last time and I think it must've been the same situation, even though I remember myself triple-checking the layers and all that they were exactly same between the working and non-working files.

Thanks Joe for mentioning it!


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