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Ondine Rarey
make title crawl freeze at end?
on Mar 5, 2008 at 6:50:41 pm

Hi All!

I used Boris to make a beautiful title crawl for end credits. Now I want it to freeze when the copyright comes up. Nothing I can think of works.

Any thoughts appreciated!

Thanks!
- Ondine


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peter mcauley
Re: make title crawl freeze at end?
on Mar 5, 2008 at 7:47:14 pm

Hi,

You just need to place a hold style keyframe for position Y at the place where you want the credit roll to stop moving. Or you can just drag the last keyframe in the timeline for the title container to the position in the timeline where you want the animation to stop.

I hope this helps.

Peter.



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Ondine Rarey
Re: make title crawl freeze at end?
on Mar 5, 2008 at 8:11:45 pm

Peter,

Thanks so much for responding to my post!

I'm not sure what you mean by "hold style" keyframe for position Y. Any keyframe I place there seems to have absolutely no effect, no matter what value I type in. In fact, the X/Y values are always the same, no matter where the text is on the screen -- completely baffling to me.

Also, there is no keyframe at the end of the title timeline to drag anywhere?

Completely mystified,
Ondine



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peter mcauley
Re: make title crawl freeze at end?
on Mar 5, 2008 at 8:57:58 pm

Hi Ondine,

There are keyframes which are set by default for all effects and the title container is no exception to this. Here's how it works. Do the following:

• launch RED
• add a text page track (text generator opens by default)
• import a text file
• close the text generator window
• select the top level of the text track
• add a title container (the text page should be nested in the container automatically because it was the current selection when you added the text track)
• in the controls window, select roll as the animation style

When you select the Roll style animation, observe that in the controls window, beside the position Y text you should see a box with a diagonal slash. This indicates that a keyframe has been added with linear interpolation. If you click on this diagonal slash, you will see that there are many other options for keyframe interpolation. Leave it set to Linear though.

• move on in the timeline to the place where you would like the last page to stop
• click in the box beside the Position Y and select hold from the list. This action will hold all vertical animation of the title roll at this position from this time forward. Then you can change the value in the numeric display box beside the Position Y parameter to set the page into the correct position for the hold.

Please let me know if this helps to clear things up and if you need any more help please feel free to ask.

Cheers,

Peter.





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Ondine Rarey
Re: make title crawl freeze at end?
on Mar 5, 2008 at 9:05:44 pm

Peter,

I REALLY appreciate your help with this!

Unfortunately, you lost me with the first line, "launch RED." I'm working in FCP with Boris title crawl?

Whew.

- Ondine



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peter mcauley
Re: make title crawl freeze at end?
on Mar 5, 2008 at 9:09:58 pm

Aha ... didn't realize that. :)

Okay, well this makes it a little different. I'll write up the steps for you in a bit - should have it ready for you in an hour or so.

Cheers,

Peter.



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Ondine Rarey
Re: make title crawl freeze at end?
on Mar 5, 2008 at 9:24:19 pm

Can I bring you cookies?

:)

Anyway, I've faked it by using FCP text for the freeze at the end.




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Peter McAuley
Re: make title crawl freeze at end?
on Mar 5, 2008 at 10:48:23 pm

Hi Ondine,

So herewith are the steps to follow in FCP with Boris Title Crawl:

• click on the generators button in the FCP video source viewer window
• select Boris>Title Crawl
• set the in and out points for the title effect in the video source window
• click on the controls tab of the source viewer window
• click on the Boris Title Crawl banner
• in the title generation window that appears, click the import button
• select the text file to import and click okay
• select all of the text using command + a
• set up the text style
• click on the Apply button when the text is set
• click on the video tab of the source viewer window
• drag the text from the video source viewer into the timeline
• double click the text in the timeline to bring the controls forward
• click on the controls tab of the source viewer window
• select either roll or crawl from the animation style pop-up
• scroll down to the bottom of the controls list
• enable the checkbox for "use percent done"
• move the cti to the start of the clip
• set a keyframe for percent done with the value set to zero
• move the cti to where you want the title to hold
• set a keyframe for percent done and set the value to 100

That's it. If you would like an FCP project setting that illustrates this just send me your email address.

Now it's time for that cookie. :)

Cheers,

Peter.



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Ondine Rarey
Re: make title crawl freeze at end?
on Mar 5, 2008 at 11:13:26 pm

Wow, I really don't know how to thank you!!

Any chance at getting your mailing address?





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Peter McAuley
Re: make title crawl freeze at end?
on Mar 5, 2008 at 11:29:16 pm

Your expression of gratitude for the assistance that I gave is enough for me. :)

My email is peterm@borisfx.com.

Cheers,

Peter.



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