Star Wars Crawl
Posted: Tue, 16th Jan 2007, 5:44pm
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Can EffectsLab or CompositeLab be used to create the main title crawl effect from the Star Wars trilogy?
Posted: Tue, 16th Jan 2007, 5:48pm
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Wow, amazing question! I actually spent a lot of the night searching the web to find out if it can be done without Adobe.
Same question, can it be done?
Posted: Tue, 16th Jan 2007, 7:19pm
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There's no text in Effectslab or Compositelab unless you import it as an image file from another program. You can easily recreate the effect in Windows movie maker by making the background black and the text yellow and adding one of the effects, (there is one which makes it crawl off at an angle). Or you could download the blender file, on the blenderwars site I'm not sure where it''s gone but it can be changed to your text.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jan 2007, 8:13pm
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Buu wrote: Or you could download the blender file, on the blenderwars site I'm not sure where it''s gone but it can be changed to your text.
Forgive my noob-ness. Could you please elaborate?
Posted: Tue, 16th Jan 2007, 8:42pm
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If you create the actual type as an image file in another program, the crawl and the animation can easily be done in Compositelab.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jan 2007, 9:14pm
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I believe that Windows Movie Maker can do a basic Star-Wars-esque text crawl, If you are looking for the simplest approach.
Posted: Wed, 17th Jan 2007, 12:55am
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CLab could put the perspective on the text, but the text itself must be generated in another program.
Posted: Wed, 17th Jan 2007, 6:25pm
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The easiest way I've found to create like text is to use Windows Movie Maker (that is of course, unles you're using a mac). There is an text preset for Star Wars style text. After you've created it, export it as .avi (for instructions on how to do this there is a video tutorial at: http://fxhome.com/support/vidtutes/?f=%2Bcat:7&cat=7
it will show you all you need to export it).
Hope this helps!
Posted: Wed, 17th Jan 2007, 7:35pm
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I was fooling around with this idea last night. I had a picture of stars with a planet at the bottom. I timed it with my scrolling text from WMM. After about 10 seconds the text dissapears so in Effectslab I had the stars picture move up until it reached the planet. I put into WMM and put the text with it, I have to say it came out quite well. I realize I'm not too clear, but its pretty simple.
Posted: Wed, 17th Jan 2007, 10:31pm
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Great idea guys! I'd like to see your samples if possible...
Posted: Thu, 18th Jan 2007, 7:59pm
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Here's my rendition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hu5uZ7GZ8s
There's more stars in the real verison, but Youtube's quailty is really bad...
Posted: Fri, 19th Jan 2007, 7:30pm
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That's exactly what I was hoping for... And to think it's in WMM! Thanks for the heads-up. Nice transition!
Posted: Mon, 29th Jan 2007, 3:48am
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imovie has a perfect star wars opening crawl setting, if you combined that with a 'zoom out' title.
Posted: Thu, 1st Feb 2007, 8:19pm
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Second Duelist wrote:imovie has a perfect star wars opening crawl setting, if you combined that with a 'zoom out' title.
imovie or wmm, you should have one of 'em.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Feb 2007, 2:08am
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Or you could just put perspective on a text scroll using almost any semi-pro NLE or an FXhome product. That is, if you are looking for the most realistic option.
Posted: Sat, 10th Feb 2007, 6:40pm
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You could also use a program such as paint or gimp or something of the like to simply write the text, export it as an image file, then use the perspective tool in Clab to have it crawl into the background and then use a transparency tool to make it subtly fade once it reaches the top of the frame.
Posted: Tue, 13th Mar 2007, 5:48am
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MaxPower1974 wrote:Can EffectsLab or CompositeLab be used to create the main title crawl effect from the Star Wars trilogy?
While most of the other posts have shown how to do the crawl with
Movie Maker, one application I have has a function for doing the
It's not too expensive and does more than just the crawl. but have
a look it at it.