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Re: How-To: Thread tags and formatting posts. 1/6/2005 8:32:24 PM   (Total replies: 1)
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Re: comp a add b 12/22/2009 7:35:04 PM   (Total replies: 0)
Check the "Share your Vista Transitions and Effects" section. Read the 2nd pinned post there, and you will find a link to the Vista version. Probably self installing. dlk

Re: Image watermark 5/5/2005 12:41:45 AM   (Total replies: 1)
Hi, I know you are asking Rehan, but I will stick in my 2 cents, especially since I was advocating using the overlays. Unfortunately, you can't move them around the screen, and you can't apply effects to them. And you can't get them to fade in and out(not normally) If you use PIP+ overlays...you can apply effects, but that is tied to the clip, and you still can't get them to fade. One way has been discovered by a bright guy, but it has it's own problems. Check out this post, but you ...

Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope) 8/9/2005 7:29:51 PM   (Total replies: 19)
This seems to be a popular request, so I thought I could create a very simple method to achieve this look. This description may seem complex, but it really is very simple. It's only long because I am trying to give a very detailed description, step by step, like a cookbook. MM2 does not support multiple video tracks, so we are forced to do this in multiple passes, but hopefully this method will make the job easy and understandable. *PIP+ is REQUIRED - available at ...

Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope) 8/10/2005 8:59:36 AM   (Total replies: 1)
ok...here is an abridged explaination. See above for detail if needed. Add the 9 clips to your project. Apply the new Brady Bunch window effect to all clips Move the position of the clips using the new shift & drop effects Combine the clips (in pairs) using the comb A and B transition Make movie. Import movie, cut and repeat combine until all 9 are combined. hope this is better dlk

Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope) 8/16/2005 7:47:56 PM   (Total replies: 0)
There's no doubt...a multi window project like the Brady Bunch intro is not a begginer task, but with PIP+ you can still put together a 9 window movie in less than 1/2 hour, using only MM2. Personally, I think using outside programs adds to the complexity, plus you can't make a true Brady Bunch intro (Each face popping up at just the right time.) By automating the process with batch scripts, you have removed that ability to manually place the faces, and the ability to sync with the ...

Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope) 2/2/2006 7:10:28 AM   (Total replies: 1)
How you save them is a matter of choice. If you prefer to have only one XML file, you can certainly add all your transitions and effects into a single file, and keep adding. But that can become unwieldy and difficult to find things, though everything is in one place. If you seperate them into seperate file, it can be easier to find things when you want to change them, or if you want to discard them. As far as why they don't show up... The brady bunch names should show up in the ...

Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope) 2/2/2006 1:35:49 PM   (Total replies: 1)
Ok, let's review.... You have PIP+ installed You see the standard PIP+ transitions in your transitions list You created an XML file named brady.XML The file is in the folder named: C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX Within that folder...the code looks exactly like this <TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" SpecialIconFileID="1033" SpecialIconResourceID="101"> <Effects> <EffectDLL guid="{0BEDE179-3361-4eea-9058-11CBB1739D50}"> <Effect name="Brady Bunch Window" ...

Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope) 2/2/2006 9:14:29 PM   (Total replies: 1)
Yes...COMP A and B is a transition. Same questions as before... You have a file named composite.xml and within that file the code looks exactly like this? <TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0"> <Transitions> <TransitionDLL guid="{9A43A844-0831-11D1-817F-0000F87557DB}" > <Transition name="Comp A add B" iconid="0" comment="DXCOMPFUNC_A_ADD_B"> <Param name="Function" value="9" /> </Transition> </TransitionDLL> </Transitions> </TransitionsAndEffects> dlk

Re: Creating a Brady Bunch Effect - A simplified method(I hope) 2/3/2006 9:14:45 AM   (Total replies: 0)
Glad you got it working, and I hope that find it as easy to use as I intended. You simply shrink the clip once, and move it around the screen like one of those little slide puzzles. Then combine the pieces with COMP A add B. The only problem is that you have to make multiple passes. dlk

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