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3angle
Vector Graphic DVD Menu
on Oct 9, 2006 at 12:14:21 pm

Hi, I am creating a motion DVD menu for a client and I have vector graphics created in Illustrator as the main resource for the menus.

These graphics are in the form of seperate layers/objects which slide accross the frame to create the final background image for each menu screen. I wondered if anyone else has had any experience with doing a similar project and if they had any idea what method would be best in terms of the final output quality.

I have the choice of Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro 1.5 as tools. I am far more adept in Photoshop and Premiere although I do have experience with each program. I am more concerned with the final output than having to use a program I am not fully accustomed to.

I did some mock ups in premiere as movies and they were not as sharp as I could have hoped for. I am sure there must be a better way of utilising the vector graphics to get the best final image quality but lack of experience means I am not aware what that solution would be.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Simon Farmer
3angle films

Simon Farmer
Post Production
3angle Films
http://www.3anglefilms.com


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John Cuevas
Re: Vector Graphic DVD Menu
on Oct 9, 2006 at 3:16:25 pm

I would probably bring all the graphics into AfterEffects. This would allow you to maintain them as vectors by hitting the collapse layer transformation button(looks like a sun or asterisk). Create your animation then render to the preferred choice of your DVD authroring software.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
http://www.ckandco.net


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