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mimomoviemaker is not online. Last active: 6/20/2010 6:49:15 AM mimomoviemaker
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BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 11 Apr 2006 03:34 PM
The first time I looked at the MSDN article mentioned in the pinned post in this forum I thought "Well! It involved code. I can't do that..." also there was heaps of information that didn't make any sense and there was so much. I looked at it again today after deciding I will make transitions and effects even if it kills me! I still felt the same way and not much made sense. I had a go at tweaking the 4 Spoke Wheel Transition for starters. I noticed it said that you could choose any number between 1 and 20 and it would show that many spokes. So I pasted this code into notepad and changed the the 4 to 15 and saved in the right place with the .xml extenstion.

<TransitionDLL guid="{5AE1DAE0-1461-11D2-A484-00C04F8EFB69}">
<Transition nameID="62819" iconid="53" comment="Look Here">
<Param name="spokes" value="15" />
</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>

(I Put 'Look Here' so I made sure i'd spot it)!

And of course it didn't show up in Movie Maker. I realised I was doing it all wrong! I glanced through the MSDN article one last time and then gave up and now I am writing this thread. Please can anyone give me a newbie's step-by-step guide to writing custom titles/effects/transitions.

Sorry to tell you my life story! Thanks!
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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 11 Apr 2006 03:44 PM
the Editing Movies > XML - Persian Section of my website should help...

good story... I'm sure you're not alone

... my website isn't here... it's at www.papajohn.org
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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 11 Apr 2006 03:46 PM
Thanks! I'll check it out tomorrow when i'm refreshed and don't have the annoying little cousins round.
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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 11 Apr 2006 05:00 PM
It's not clear from the article but to make your file complete you need the surrounding code... your example is just a snippet from a more complete XML file. Here's what it would look like if you completed it. Also, don't use nameID. That's only used internally by the standard effects and transitions. Custom effects should use Name followed by what you want to appear as the name.

<TransitionsAndEffects version="1.0">
<Transitions>

<TransitionDLL guid="{5AE1DAE0-1461-11D2-A484-00C04F8EFB69}">
<Transition Name="15 Spokes Transition by Mimo" iconid="53" comment="Look Here">
<Param name="spokes" value="15" />
</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>
</Transitions>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 11 Apr 2006 05:04 PM
I went through a lot of these topics previously in the following thread (view post 31246) if that helps.

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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 12 Apr 2006 05:19 AM
Thanks PapaJohn & Blaine! That's a real big help!
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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 12 Apr 2006 05:30 AM
Wait! I copied n pasted the code you provided Blaine and it doesn't show up in MM??? I even changes the name and the comment but that made no difference???
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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 12 Apr 2006 10:38 AM
The XML is case sensitive.
You have to use a capital V for Version, a lower case n for name.
Looks like Baline didn't actually try to load it.

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{5AE1DAE0-1461-11D2-A484-00C04F8EFB69}">
<Transition name="15 Spokes Transition by Mimo" iconid="53" comment="Look Here">
<Param name="spokes" value="15" />
</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>
</Transitions>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


I guess you know the obvious things
- restart movie maker for it to read the new XML.
- put it in the correct directory "C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX" assuming your system drive is C:?
- Also make sure that the extension is .xml not .txt.


I use Firefox+Greasemonkey scripts for easier editing of forum posts, FAQs and displaying embedded images Wink
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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 12 Apr 2006 12:31 PM
Thanks Glow! It now works!
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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 12 Apr 2006 01:27 PM
Whoops! I just typed that from memory. Thanks for fixing it for me, glow.

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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 13 Apr 2006 08:32 AM
I think i'm starting to get the hang of XMLs. Here are my first set. There pretty simple but I was just experimenting! The MSDN article was very helpful in the end but it doesn't seem to say anything about custom titles. Is there an MSDN article for titles or something like it?
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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 13 Apr 2006 10:04 AM
I found Rehans website helped in the end (god job rehan)! I have now made my first custom title (Make fade title longer) I'm so proud! lol!
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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 13 Apr 2006 02:37 PM
One thing I don't get with custom titles. I really dont understand Paragraphs?
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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 13 Apr 2006 04:45 PM
Paragraphs essentially group the commands for each block of text. So for a one line title, you'd have one paragraph, for a two-line title you'd have two paragraphs, and a credit would have three paragraphs (title, name, role).

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Re: BIG HELP WITH CREATING EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 21 Apr 2006 01:29 PM
Ah right! Thanks Blaine!
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