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Christophe De Backer
show timeline title in menu
on Feb 19, 2011 at 8:15:15 am

Hi All

I'm yet again in need of a little cow help.

I'm creating a menu, some sort of interactive map. With buildings as buttons. Works great, but now I what that if you select a building the name of the movie appears. But the tricky part is, that of all the buildings the name of everything should appear on the same place.

I tried it with (=1) highlight, but then I got the error: Overlapping button. What makes senses.

Is there a trick to create some sort of "code" in the .psd that the menu know the show the timeline name?

Kind regards

Christophe from Belgium


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Feb 21, 2011 at 6:13:02 am

hi chris,
what you try do do can only be realised with auto-activated buttons. you need to create several menus (each for every of your names) and link to each of them....

disadvantages:
- no menu-audio
- navigation would be very slow

there´s no other way to do what you want to do - or you need to think about a different navigation-idea.

it would be a different story if you would create a BD.

cheers

danny


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Christophe De Backer
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Feb 21, 2011 at 3:53:03 pm

hmm, that won't be a option a slower navigation. A.t.m I don't need sound in the menu. So that's not a problem.

Never actually tried to create a BD menu.
How do I do it for a BD menu? Is that with the pop-up options?

Christophe from Belgium


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Feb 21, 2011 at 4:45:52 pm

hi again,
sorry, I meant it wont be slow navigation, but you need to create invisible, auto-activated buttons for next/previous option.

and it´s a bit of work to do.

but it´s possible - I previously confound it with layered menus where audio is not possible and navigation is very slow.

within professional bd-authrorings you can create a so called button-group and that could contain several buttons that you can turn on or off, depending on which button you would like to see or not.

it would be possible to create menus like this with encore CS5, but not in that way as a prof. BD-author would expect normally as encore is very limited.

cheers

danny


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Christophe De Backer
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Feb 21, 2011 at 6:47:33 pm

I don't mind the work. Basically I have it all ready. Or at least I think I have it all.

Just to know what the idea is.
I create my menus with the text I want and a main menu where there is no sign of the name of the movies. If you select a button you link it to the same menu with the name of the movie behind the button and the link to the timeline, the other buttons are also activate to there submenu's.

I tried that, but didn't work. Auto-activate does nothing and when I clik on it I get a black frame.

I thought encore CS5 was for professional DVD-authoring.

Christophe from Belgium


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Feb 22, 2011 at 9:22:24 pm

chris,
I guess you´ve got all menu-layers (buttons) in one PSD-file, that wouldn´t work!

you need to create several different PSD-files for the menus. could you please upload your PSD-file and send me the link, so I could have a look and change it for you, so you could get an idea how it works.

cheers

danny


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Christophe De Backer
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Feb 22, 2011 at 9:46:37 pm

I did that, I created 7 different .psd files. Each with the just title. But the next & prev options gives me a black frame between the transition.

Is the main menu ok?
http://www.4shared.com/photo/uvYkL0Yb/Main.html

Where the in progress stand, I have 7 files with the names on it of the movie behind it.

Christophe from Belgium


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Feb 23, 2011 at 8:07:13 am

chris,
are you trying to create a BD or DVD!?

that´s an important question according to organizing your menu.

cheers

danny


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Christophe De Backer
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Feb 23, 2011 at 6:34:31 pm

I prefer a DVD.

Christophe from Belgium


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Mar 9, 2011 at 5:04:35 pm

hi chris,
sorry for my delay on your menu(s).

there was plenty of work to do over here and also 4 days of carnival-season.

but now season is finshed so I could come back to your sceen and your menus.

I just need to know - is it a PAL or NTSC-DVD?

note: you haven´t took care about title and action-save!! some of your button wont be seen on TV-screens.

cheers

danny


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Christophe De Backer
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Mar 10, 2011 at 7:20:22 am

No worries, Daniel. Work goes before play, although most of the time our work is play.

PAL-DVD

It's not imported that some of buttons wont be seen on TV-screens. Apparently it's only for computer screens.

Christophe from Belgium


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Daniel Ludwig
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Mar 10, 2011 at 2:32:09 pm

hi again,
here is the ONLY way it would work with DVD.

I´ve created a small demo-project for you, to show you how it would work.

here you can find the mux:

http://files.moviedesign.de//110309_dvd_folder.zip

here you´ll find the project-file and assets:

http://files.moviedesign.de//110309_demo_v01.zip

I left out the linkings from the buttons to films.

cheers

danny


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Christophe De Backer
Re: show timeline title in menu
on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:04:34 pm

Thanks Daniel.

I will check it out tomorrow.

Christophe from Belgium


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