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Stefan Schramm
Animated channel logo
on Dec 3, 2015 at 9:11:12 am

* new to Vegas - first post - please be gentle *

I'm trying to add a standard channel logo to a lower third and recycle it in several places in the timeline and in other projects as well. I put my graphic on a separate video track. It is scaled up to fill the screen. I used the pan/crop box to scale it down, but it will only let me scale it so far until I run out of room in the workspace. Shrinking the image size didn't help, it is scaled up regardless (just looks uglier).

I can scale the graphic to the proper size using the track based animation button, but then I need to duplicate everything again when I want to use the logo again.

How can I make the logo smaller with the pan-crop box for the event or os there a better approach?

Thanks,
Stefan

Vegas 12, Windows 7 Professional


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John Rofrano
Re: Animated channel logo
on Dec 3, 2015 at 12:53:20 pm

First you should get the graphic to be the actual size. After you drop it on the timeline, open Pan/Crop and set the width and height to match your project properties (which I assume are probably 1920x1080). That will display the graphic at it's original size. Then use Track Motion to scale it down and position it in place.

If you are making a lower third that is a composite of several tracks, I would create it in a separate project and then drop that .veg file into your main projects timeline any time you need it. This is called a "Nested Project" in Vegas Pro. It will make your multi-track lower third behave as if it were a single piece of media. You can then reuse it over and over again in multiple projects quite easily.

~jr

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Stefan Schramm
Re: Animated channel logo
on Dec 3, 2015 at 3:12:48 pm

John,

thanks for jumping in. I did what you suggested and changed the size of the graphic which is now 100x100 px. After I drop that into my timeline (which indeed is 1920x1080) I can't put in these dimensions for some reason. Any number higher than 800 is reset to 800. It looks like it has to do with the size of the graphic, since I *can* put 1920x1080 for the original graphic which is 800x800 px. I disabled the aspect ratio which defaults to square, but that doesn't do the trick.

>> If you are making a lower third that is a composite of several tracks, I would create it in a separate project and then drop that .veg file into your main projects timeline any time you need it. This is called a "Nested Project" in Vegas Pro.<<

Yep, that was the idea and this works too well almost. Because the text in the lower third gets rendered into the file as well. Of course I can disable that track in the source, but then I have to animate a new text track over again every time I drop the project file into the timeline. But even if I need to do that, using just the logo track is still a major improvement.

Thanks again,
Stefan

Vegas 12, Windows 7 Professional


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John Rofrano
Re: Animated channel logo
on Dec 3, 2015 at 9:00:49 pm

Yea, it's not entirely optimal but it gets by. You could have the text in the nested project and copy the nested project each time and then right-click and choose to Open the Project and edit the text each time. Then you would keep the automation.

~jr

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Stefan Schramm
Re: Animated channel logo
on Dec 17, 2015 at 8:49:09 am

Yep, that's a good idea. Thanks again!

Stefan

Vegas 12, Windows 7 Professional


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Stefan Schramm
Re: Animated channel logo
on Jan 21, 2016 at 12:58:35 pm

I'm back with my channel logo project. As it turns out, I was given an updated logo to use. Even though the logo is as small as it should be, the image size is 1920x1080 with transparency, so I can put it on its own track. Works ok, until I try animating it. I want to grow/shrink the logo, but the center of the animation, of course, is now the entire screen, rather than only the visible portion of the logo. The effect is that the entire logo moves around the screen when I resize it.

In the animation window, I can't find a way to specify the center which I'd like to put in the middle of the logo. Can this be done or do I need to create a cropped version of the logo?

Thanks,
Stefan

Vegas 12, Windows 7 Professional


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John Rofrano
Re: Animated channel logo
on Jan 21, 2016 at 2:05:32 pm

[Stefan Schramm] "In the animation window, I can't find a way to specify the center which I'd like to put in the middle of the logo. Can this be done or do I need to create a cropped version of the logo?"
Yes it can. Follow the tutorial on my web site to see how to change the pivot point:

3D Track Motion: Changing the Pivot Point

That should get you what you want although it will be flat when you rotate it..

if you really want to impress your client you might want to make their logo 3D! I show you how using Boris Continuum Complete Extruded EPS plug-in. Here is a Boris TV episode when I show an example using Final Cut Pro X in which I use automobile manufacturer logos:





...and here the an example in Vegas Pro. I show Extruded EPS at 7:50 into the video.





BCC Extruded EPS can be purchased as part of the 3D Objects Continuum Units if you don't have or want to buy all of Boris Continuum Complete.

~jr

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Stefan Schramm
Re: Animated channel logo
on Mar 31, 2016 at 3:00:14 pm

Excellent tutorial!

Thanks John,

Stefan

Vegas 12, Windows 7 Professional


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