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Im new to PI, need help...!?
on Apr 27, 2005 at 9:50:42 pm

Im new to PI, and I am having some probs, first, how do u import video into PI, I want to add an explosion to 1 of my videos and im not sure how. and secondly how do u mod the text in the text emitters (example: the "MTV test emitter")

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Elvis Deane
Re: Im new to PI, need help...!?
on Apr 27, 2005 at 9:57:06 pm

To import video, right-click in the Layer's window and choose Background Image.

Here's an old post that explains about text

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Re: Im new to PI, need help...!?
on Apr 27, 2005 at 10:05:08 pm

For Text:

you need to create an image of your text in a program like Photoshop.

Just make sure it the size of the image is in multiples of 16 - i.e. 128x256, 32x256 (or any variation).

Make the letters white, and the BG black, and save as a Tiff or TGA.

Then in the emitter properties go to the Change shape tab and then import the image (via one of the "Import Image..." buttons).

For more on this, just check out the pIllusion help files: Tutorial 3: "Particle Shapes"

Regarding BG footage:

Check out this Tutorial. it will explain how to use BG footage. Only thing to remember is that in the tutorial it's a still image, but otherwise it works almost exactly the same:

Aharon Rabinowitz

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