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Programs used for opening credits?

Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2004, 5:19am

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sthach83

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What programs do they use for opening credits, ie. Like I robot, where they have like neon lights and look like a circuit board background. Then the founts would come up and gradually glow neon blue, then disappears. any suggestions?
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2004, 6:02am

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An array of programs can be used. Most likely a 3d and a graphics generator like Apple Motion.
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2004, 9:27am

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you mention in another post you have after effects - try checking out what that can do. It can make some pretty mean titles.
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2004, 12:23pm

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Mellifluos is right... After Effects... Especially since you already have it! smile
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2004, 12:46pm

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Maybe this is a good time for me to ask a similar question. I use WMM2 for my editing purposes, [serves me well enough and has decent compression] and it has a lot of good title options, which can be mixed, matched and manipulated to some extent. But I don't think it goes far enough, really. I'm looking for a cheap [free is best] program that I can use to create more prossesional looking titles. In my opinion, if a film has good opening music and titles, people are more likely to watch the whole thing.

So... does anybody know any good programs that I can create titles with, but export the titles and put them into WMM2, or for that matter, any editing program? Thanks in advance...

[Oh and by the way... maybe the guys at CBS digital should consider making an add-on to AlamDV3 that creates all sorts of titles with cool effects! wink]
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2004, 1:08pm

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One free program to watch out for is Wax.

http://www.debugmode.com/wax/

Last time I used it, it was a bit unstable, but it looks as if it is worth persevering with. And since I have After Effects myself I have no use for it.

It has a tutorial for titles here:

http://www.debugmode.com/tuts/wax/textwithbkgnd.htm
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2004, 5:19pm

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I said this long ago on fxhome and I'll say it again.

WMM gives me diarhhea.



and yes, defintely after effects. It's great.
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2004, 9:15pm

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Blender.
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2004, 9:22pm

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Blender is one of the most frustrating things to learn. Motion was mentioned before, and it is a awesome program. I tried it out at an Apple Store on a G5. But Motion needs incredible system requirements, like a G5 with maxed RAM straight out of the box. I suggest looking around at Sourceforge.com. They have some great open scource free programs. Other than that, nothing else is really too free.
Posted: Fri, 10th Dec 2004, 11:38pm

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You do not need maxed RAM. You only need 1 GB to run it well. And, 2 GB if you want the real time mode to work well. That is hardly "maxed out."
Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 2:06pm

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now serpent the average idiot on the forums prob has about 256mb ram and a pre built computer, some of use built are own and have a 1gb, 2gb of ram I have 1.5 and id say thats pretty maxed out seeing as a gig of quality stuff costed 240$ so please serpent think realistically
Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 3:38pm

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Maxed out means most you can get you idiot, Apple offers up to what is it, 8 or so?

And, I dont have a lot of Ram, and never said .5 us bad. What the hell are you talking about?

And yes, I have a prebuilt computer, all Macs are prebuilt, most anyways. I am not or have never bragged about how awesome mine was.

Who's the idiot now? Haha, maxed out, you are pretty funny xbreaka.

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Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 3:41pm

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Please don't have a petty argument about this
Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 3:43pm

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Oh, I wont, I am just proving that maxed out means MAXIMUM.

And xbreaka, dont get me back by throwing -1's at me, because I didn't give you that one, though I probably should've.

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Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 3:43pm

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This is just the kind of thing Serpent would start.

EDIT: And he rates down everyone that disaggrees with him.
Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 4:15pm

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I rated you down because it wasn't necessary, and it isn't starting anything. I don't really understand what the argument here is. And, I have not rated down against people I have disagreed with. I didn't rate dwon xbreaka, but if I did it would be for randomly insulting me. I am rating you down because you are also insulting me by saying I start non-existant arguments and that I randomly rate down people i disagree with. What you said timmy was so uneccessary, it isn't even funny.
Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 5:09pm

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Timmy, you're just adding fuel to the fire and stirring up an argument. There really was no need for you to be hostile towards Serpent and the fact that you say "This is exactly the kind of thing Serpent would start." makes you seem rather dense as you don't know him and have had very little time to form an opinion of him (what with you being a fairly new member). I for one know that my opinion of members changes completely over time as you learn more about them.
Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 5:23pm

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Grow up guys. There's no need to start bickering. I suggest you edit your posts & tone them down a bit & make up
- Serpent, nothing in xbreaka's post implies he was insulting you. EDIT: yes, he mentioned idiots in the forum but it doesn't read as meaning it's aimed specifically at you
-timmyd, that comment was just stupid, doesn't add anything to the topic & is asking for trouble

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Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 6:04pm

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I think "now serpent the average idiot on the forums prob has about 256mb ram and a pre built computer" implies a tad bit of an insult, no, not implying, just down right saying it.
Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 6:08pm

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Alright, Melliflous is right. This is stupid. Let's just stop fighting. And Serpent, just stop. Stop. unsure
Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 6:19pm

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As for titles, try out some Blender tutes if you can. It s free and is very very good. If oyu didn't know, it is a 3d program where you can make 3d titles, logos, animations, and very good texturing. Check it out at http://blender.org (trying to get back on subject)
Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2004, 7:35pm

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xbreaka wrote:

now serpent the average idiot on the forums prob has about 256mb ram and a pre built computer
Hey! I have 256 and a pre built! wink
Posted: Sun, 12th Dec 2004, 3:28pm

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A good editing program that would help would be MAGIX Video Deluxe, I found it to be very useful, and then I got Preimere. Although MAGIX Video Deluxe, has blue and green screen and many other features that helped prepare me to use Preimere, both use a simular editing layout, so I would recommend it, although it does cost any where from $60-$85.
Posted: Tue, 14th Dec 2004, 11:32pm

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not to sound like a dick or anything but a program won't make your titles good. in fact ANY program will do.

what you NEED is .... creativity