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frame3_13 is not online. Last active: 12/19/2007 3:22:10 AM frame3_13
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"Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 12 Dec 2007 06:17 PM
I’m running Movie Maker 6.0 on Vista.

I’m looking for a title effect where I can have two lines, without a huge space between. The top line a smaller font and the bottom line a bigger font. They fade in, pause, fade out—at the same time.

Example:
<fade in>

DIRECTED BY<smaller font>
ALAN SMITHEE<bigger font>

<fade out>

Basically, like they are in the movies.

I’ve tried searching for this with no luck.

Also, one of my favorite fonts, “Helvetica UltraCompressed” isn’t in the drop down font list, although it is listed in all of my other applications. Any reason for this? Any way I can get it to appear in Movie Maker?
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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 13 Dec 2007 06:37 PM
Can you give me an approximate location where you want the lines to appear?

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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 13 Dec 2007 06:59 PM
Location, center.

Can you put a slight shadow behind the letters?

Thanks, I appreciate it.
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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 13 Dec 2007 07:27 PM
Here's what I'm basically looking for:

http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/frame3_13/?action=view&current=DirectedbyAlanSmithee.jpg
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Re: &quot;Directed by&quot; two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 14 Dec 2007 06:12 AM
First, here's a sample video of the title in action.
Halloween Costumes 2007

I created the XML for either XP or Vista

For XP:

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Titles>
<TitleDLL guid="{353359C1-39E1-491b-9951-464FD8AB071C}">
<Title name="Directed By (Fading)" iconid="13" comments="Blaine's post #153606 ">
<Param name="InternalName" value="TitleMultiTitles" />
<Param name="Description" value="Smaller line on top" />
<Param name="EntranceDuration" value="1.0" />
<Param name="ExitDuration" value="1.0" />
<Param name="EntranceEffect" value="EffectFade" />
<Param name="ExitEffect" value="EffectFade" />
<Param name="ShadowOutline" value="Shadow" />
<Paragraph>
<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.1 0.2 0.8 0.3" />
<Param name="VerticalAlignment" value="Bottom" />
<Param name="FontSize" value="20.0" />
<Param name="MaxCharacterCount" value="96" />
</Paragraph>
<Paragraph>
<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.1 0.48 0.8 0.5" />
<Param name="VerticalAlignment" value="Top" />
<Param name="FontSize" value="28.0" />
<Param name="ProgressDelay" value="0.15" />
<Param name="ProgressDuration" value="0.85" />
<Param name="MaxCharacterCount" value="128" />
</Paragraph>
</Title>
</TitleDLL>
</Titles>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


For Vista:

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="2.8">
<Titles>
<TitleDLL guid="TFX">
<Title name="Directed By (Fading)" iconid="13" guid="Directed By (Fading)" comments="Blaine's post #153606 ">
<Param name="Animation" value="TitleMultiTitles" />
<Param name="Description" value="Smaller line on top" />
<Param name="EntranceDuration" value="1.0" />
<Param name="ExitDuration" value="1.0" />
<Param name="EntranceEffect" value="EffectFade" evaluation="linear"/>
<Param name="ExitEffect" value="EffectFade" evaluation="linear"/>
<Param name="ShadowOutline" value="Shadow" />
<Paragraph>
<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.1 0.2 0.8 0.3" />
<Param name="VerticalAlignment" value="Bottom" />
<Param name="FontSize" value="20.0" />
<Param name="MaxCharacterCount" value="96" />
</Paragraph>
<Paragraph>
<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.1 0.48 0.8 0.5" />
<Param name="VerticalAlignment" value="Top" />
<Param name="FontSize" value="28.0" />
<Param name="ProgressDelay" value="0.15" />
<Param name="ProgressDuration" value="0.85" />
<Param name="MaxCharacterCount" value="128" />
</Paragraph>
</Title>
</TitleDLL>
</Titles>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


Copy the XML code to Notepad, then save it as directedby.xml in your Documents folder. Then move it to C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX

P.S. If you are using WMM 2.6, use the XP code above but place it in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker 2.6\Shared\AddOnTFX

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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 30 Jul 2008 11:04 AM
I want it to appear in the lower half of the screen, about the same location a the default subtitle already in MM. Little help on the co-ordinates?
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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 07 Aug 2008 03:52 AM
Try changing the second parameter in each bounding rect. For example, if you add 0.4 to each number, it will move down 40% of the screen height. Fiddle with the numbers until you get it to the location you would like.

...
<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.1 0.6 0.8 0.3" />
...
<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.1 0.88 0.8 0.5" />
...


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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 03 Feb 2009 04:43 PM
Is there any way to make the lower line appear a little later? I don't mean changing the fade-in time length, I just want to make it fade in a little later.

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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 19 Mar 2009 09:39 PM
OK...dumb question here...but now that I've done all of this (created DIRECTEDBY.XML, put it in AddOnTFX etc...and restarted MM...now what? how do I use it? where do I select it? and place it in the title/timeline? I know this may seem basic - but I've searched everywhere but can't find anywhere that tells me how to use it?

Thanks in advance for your continued assistance.
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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 19 Mar 2009 11:16 PM
I think you go to "Titles and credits". Go to "Title on the Selected Clip" (or anywhere), the "Change the title animation" and you should see it under "Titles, 2 lines".
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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 21 Mar 2009 10:41 PM
tried looking under titles....but can't find it anywhere....but thanks for the tip!
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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 23 May 2009 04:45 AM
I want make more phrases in Fade in Fade out, but it stoppes to 3 phrases and then the 4th phrase does'nt paste.. It stoppes at At th...

Can somebody help?
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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 23 May 2009 06:03 PM
IT WORKS!

:)
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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 24 Sep 2010 03:34 PM
Copy the XML code to Notepad, then save it as directedby.xml in your Documents folder. Then move it to C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX

Thanks Blaine for all your help.
I love my vista Movie Maker and DH bought me a win 7 laptop
I hate the live movie maker. I bought several movie software.. I rather WMM 6.0 that came with my vista

I installed your wmm 6.0 to my Win 7
Seems to be working. It crashed once.

I want to add more effects and Menus. I love different Menu for each occasion.
I downloaded some of your effects and clicked install but I don't see them in my wmm program.
.......................................................................................................
I went into my files and saw I did NOT have a \AddOnTFX folder
Do I make this folder myself or is there a file I have to download in order to have this folder show up?
................................................................................................................

I just started making home movies last month. I am very eager to learn how to improve my movies and to add more add on to my WMM.

THANKS AGAIN to you everyone's imput
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Re: "Directed by" two line fade in/out title?
Posted: 24 Sep 2010 04:34 PM
I found the AddOn TFX folder in programs x86 folder
In the regular program folder WMM only have a share folder.. no AddOn TFX folder

All my add on download loads are in the x86 WMM folder... but they still don't show up in my movie maker.
Are they suppose to show up as named.. psp, tv ratings, resize, directedby... etc in movie maker?
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