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RedDragon Spike is not online. Last active: 4/22/2006 11:33:48 PM RedDragon Spike
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overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 05:38 PM
Is there a way to add an animated GIF such as an explosion on top of an image? Also is there a way to stretch an image to fill the whole screen? when i put an image into the timeline there is an area around it filled with black. how can i fill this black area? thannks in advance,
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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 06:09 PM
hey there Spike welcome to the forums. in answer to your question YES you can.. I don't have time to write it all out so I will refer you are a friendWinkhow has everything you need to know. ok? "good"Big Smile

you will want to read

http://www.papajohn.org/


oh the left click Editing Movies/XML-persian section/script type/Picture Overlay...

Sorry if that is getting long.... if you can't find it I will write it out.Smiley

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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 06:39 PM
For images, you need to first crop them to a 4x3 aspect ratio. That can be 100x75, 400x300, 800x600, 1024x768 or whatever, as long as the ratio is 33% wider than it is vertical (1.33333). Most digital cameras take pictures in a 4:3 ratio, but if your images are wider or taller, you'll see black bars.

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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 07:20 PM
thank you both. on the papajohn overlays, they only work for png files dont they? I want to use an animated gif...
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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 07:26 PM
The title overlays only work for static images, not animated ones. You can use .GIF files, but not animated ones using the title overlay method.

For overlaying an animated image, you can composite the two images together using 'Comp A add B' (a custom XML transition view post 16599). Basically, you need your original clip followed by your explosion clip. Put the 'Comp A add B' "transition" between them and then drag the two clips so they overlap as much as possible. That will add the pixels of the two pictures together so it looks like the explosion is on top of the original video.

The next issue will be getting accurate placement of your explosion. The way around this is to use something like Rehan's PIP Plus effects (www.rehanfx.org) with some custom XML you write, to resize and position your explosion where needed on the screen. Then do the 'Comp A add B' as described previously.

Start with trying to overlay the clips before you complicate things with trying to resize and position the overlay... then come back here if you need help.

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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 07:40 PM
Thanks. i did the comp thing... and it works pretty good. So now how would i go about doing the rest of this with the PIP and the custom XML?
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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 07:47 PM
How far off is the explosion? Can you post an image with information on how you want to change it?

Check Rehan's PIP Plus package for details. You'd want to create custom effect with a single window(rectangle) at time 0 at the position and in the size you want.

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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 08:04 PM
here is a screen shot.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/R2_do_me/example.jpg
id like the explosion to be smaller and to the left of the house... how would i do that? Is there a way to move that gif?

And yes. my photobucket name is R2_do_me. lol
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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 08:21 PM
You'll need to first download Rehan's PIP Plus package. Then you'll need to copy this into Notepad and save as C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX\pipresize.xml. Restart WMM.

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" SpecialIconFileID="1033" SpecialIconResourceID="101">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{0BEDE179-3361-4eea-9058-11CBB1739D50}">
<Effect name="PIP+ Resize (smaller and to the left)" iconid="0">
<Param name="RectA" value=" 0.00, 0.10,0.30,0.50,0.50" />
<Param name="Background" value="0x000000" />
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


After you restart WMM, apply this effect ("PIP+ Resize) to the explosion clip which should make it smaller and to the left.

If it isn't exactly right, change the numbers in the RectA line, restart WMM and apply the effect again.

The first value is the time value (don't change this from 0.0)

The next is how far left on the screen (0.10 = 10% left)
The next is how far down on the screen (0.30 = 30% down)
The next is width (0.50 = 50% of the full screen width)
The next is height (0.50 = 50% of the full screen height)

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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 08:23 PM
wow. thanks. im gonna try that right now. the pip package is free right?
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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 18 Apr 2006 08:29 PM
It is free to try with all features enabled. After 15 days, the dynamic effects get disabled. But this is not a dynamic effect (static position of the window), so you could use this even after it expires.

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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 19 Apr 2006 02:31 AM
thanks. im going to work with it for a while. why does the comp thing make the explosion a little transparent?
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Re: overlaying GIFs
Posted: 19 Apr 2006 06:41 AM
Compositing is an additive process, so you are adding the
pixels of the explosion to the pixels of your video clip.
Where the video clip is dark, the pixels have a low value
(pure black = 0,0,0) so the explosion looks unchanged.
Where the video clip is bright, the explosion will become
brighter. If the video is red in one spot, the red channel
will be boosted, same with green and blue.
The end result will look like a combination of the two clips...
as if the explosion was transparent. This is not necessarily a
bad thing, since you should be able to see through flames anyway.

dlk
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