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Star Wars Text Scroll

Posted: Sun, 16th Jun 2002, 8:13pm

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DigiSm89

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Is it possible to do a starwars text scroll(like in the beginning of starwars movies) using alamdv?
Posted: Sun, 16th Jun 2002, 8:17pm

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that would be a lame plug-in, because everybody would want it to say a different thing for each film they make, so it would be pointless, and alam can't do text editing, so again, it would be pretty useless...
Posted: Sun, 16th Jun 2002, 8:27pm

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Hey

No AlamDv is not capable of doing a star wars opening. You need a 3d program or After Effects

-MAGIC
Posted: Sun, 16th Jun 2002, 10:30pm

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The problem with this plugin is exactly as TMM pointed out - everyone would end up with the same text. I actually have this as a 3DS Max file if anyone is interested.

What the Max file does is pulls in a TGA file with the writing on it. Max does not handle its own text all that well, so an image of the text is required.

Basically the max script then slowly pulls the image upwards and on an angle to give the effect that it is moving away. It uses a still camera.

I need to find somewhere to upload it. KermZ
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 3:41am

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jfbiscardi

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hey kermz,

how do i do the tga file in 3ds? what program do i use when i do the typeface? i've been trying to figure it out but am not able to. any suggestions?
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 6:46am

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I´m interested doing the text scroll too.
Is there a easy way to do this?

In which programm i can create this text scroll?
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 8:29am

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I do it in after effects. First i write mye text in photoshop. Save it as psd. When importing the photoshop to AE choose the text layer. In Ae, make the text layer a 3d layer and then rotate about 285 degrees around x axis. Set the viewport to left, and in your first frame, make a keyframe with the text where you want it to start. Then go to the last frame, and set it where you want it to end. Make a new camera on top and choose it in the viewport. I use to make a fade out in the last frames. This is done like in ALAMDV. Now you can render.
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 11:06am

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KermZ

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Hey guys - if you have access to a 3D program that reads MAX type files then I can send the file to you. To change the text in the TGA file requires a paint program. I use Paintshop Pro 5. I found the Star Wars fonts on a fan site and just used those.

Have not tried Hobbes way but I believe it is quite easy to achieve in AfterEffects.

kermZ
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 2:24pm

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jfbiscardi

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i use max 4.2. can i get that file? and maybe instruction on how to make my own text in paintshop?
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 2:29pm

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YOu can use Animation:Master to do this too by using a image of text as a layer infront of the camera and animate it to scroll slowly away.
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 3:07pm

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Hobbes

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Or you could write the text on a piece of paper and film while you are moving it biggrin
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 4:20pm

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Hey guys, I don't have any 3d software (except for 3Space Publisher, if anyone knows how to do it with this program) but can someone tell me how I can do it without the 3d software?
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 4:33pm

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No it is not possible using alamdv! Didn't you read what magic man posted? Go to theforce.net and to the tutorials sections there are a few tutorials on how to do it with other programs.
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 6:08pm

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DigiSm89

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What I said in the earlier message wrote:

Hey guys, I don't have any 3d software (except for 3Space Publisher, if anyone knows how to do it with this program) but can someone tell me how I can do it without the 3d software?
I know you can't do it in alamDV! I got the point. I was wondering whether you can do it using other programs that may not be 3d software.
Posted: Tue, 18th Jun 2002, 2:24am

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Radar

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Oops sorry misunderstood what you were asking. Didn't mean to jump on you like that.,
Posted: Tue, 18th Jun 2002, 3:16am

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You can do it in photo shop takes a long time though doing it frame by frame and then compiling it i think i am going to make a program just for that…
Posted: Tue, 18th Jun 2002, 3:18am

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I did my starwars text with Pinnacle Studio 7. (Many people think its a lame program but for a smidge over 100 bucks - (with the Hollywood Pro add in) you can do chroma keying full control over transitions , picture in picture etc etc.) Anyway I am getting off topic. If you happen to have Studio 7 or it probably works with the Hollywood metal versions I can help you.

Check out the movies on my website below. Under the movies section download the mpg for "Princess Isabelle" and tell me if that is what you are after?

Oh and I have not posted any of these movies becase they have all been made over many years and all 1 stars by Alam averages. redface So dont rate them just check out if that is what you want.

Cheers
Posted: Tue, 18th Jun 2002, 2:44pm

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Gibs

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I have Studio 7, so could you explain it to me. If it is Hollywood FX that I need, will the Copper Version work? I don't really feel like spending $300 bucks just to get a scrolling title to work out. Thanks!
Posted: Wed, 19th Jun 2002, 12:29am

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DigiSm89

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I have absolutly no 3D software except for this lame software called 3Space Publisher. What is the frame rate for the scroll?
Posted: Wed, 19th Jun 2002, 1:25am

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BDOG

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LLoyd66. HollywoodFx comes with Studio 7 altho you need to upgrade to Hollywood Plus or Pro (I think) for this to work. Anyway I have the effect saved at home so I can email it to you with some instructions. If anyone else wants it I will post it on my website for download. Its been a while since I did that so leave it with me and I will look for it tonite when I get home.
Posted: Wed, 19th Jun 2002, 3:17am

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If you can get your hands on Blender(Its free but you will have to search for it. They went bye bye resently cry ) this tute should due:

Blender Openging Crawl Tute on theForce.net

TFN's Tutorials Main Page: there are several other tutes explaining this and other processes

Edited 3rd Party Applications forum here has a link to downloand Blender

Good Luck

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Posted: Wed, 19th Jun 2002, 7:52pm

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Gibs

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Thanks averagejoe! I had downloaded Blender but I couldn't figure out how to do anything with it. Now I can!
Posted: Wed, 19th Jun 2002, 10:03pm

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averagejoe

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Cool dude glad to be of use biggrin

The link that the 3rd Party Applications forum has is a great source of Blender Tutes and plugins and stuff. So if you go check it out, you should be well on your way to weild it nicely...

pablosbrain.com's Blender Mirror

Speaking of which I need to get back on the horse and start blendering myself. BTW there are a few Blender Aces within the ALAMDV community. Tarn and TMM use it very often, I am sure there are more, sorry if I did not name you other Aces out there redface You should be able to find help with it here. Just post in the 3rd party applications thread.
Posted: Thu, 20th Jun 2002, 2:43am

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Yeah, thanks for the help! biggrin But I do know what's on that site, as I reposted the link to it. confused
Posted: Thu, 20th Jun 2002, 4:34am

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averagejoe

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DOH!!! redface I should have taken notice of the "similarities" in names on each post...

Wut can I say I lurnt my eg-ju-K-shun n ALabama, I'm eel-liter-rat tard

DAMN that is just silly, stupid, and funny crazy

Anyway rolleyes
Posted: Sat, 23rd Aug 2003, 9:31pm

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Ignore this

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Posted: Sat, 23rd Aug 2003, 10:34pm

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I've never tried this, but here's a way to achieve this affect is Premiere:

http://www.wrigleyvideo.com/videotutorial/tutdes_starwarstitle.htm
Posted: Mon, 25th Aug 2003, 2:05am

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I used the link to the adobe premier tutorial and it totaly worked. biggrin I cant beleive how easy it was. It is a lot eisier than using 3d software. If you dont have adobe premier than yuo can download it off Kazaa or something like it. Just be shure to gat the serial#.
Posted: Mon, 25th Aug 2003, 3:09am

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I don't know if anyone's posted a tutorial for it yet, but you can make it look exactly like in the movies using Illustrator to make your text, then putting it in after effects production and use the corner pin effect. and a ramp and a bunch of other stuff. takes maybe some extra time, but it's well worth it because it looks perfect.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jan 2004, 8:11pm

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webhog421

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You no everything said here + some more is in the tutorials at theforce.net/theater
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 2:27pm

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Well, I tried this blender tutorial some time ago, but I must admit that I failed redface redface redface
Nevertheless, there was a guy who helped me greatly, by making a file for me. So, if anyone have a problem with Blender opening crawl, I can send you a file, and you'll just edit text.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 6:12pm

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robholtby

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just use windows movie maker thats what i use to do it get it from www.microsoft.com and its free
Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2004, 12:27am

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webhog421

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yes but how does that look
Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2004, 3:58pm

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robholtby

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looks very good
Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2004, 4:06pm

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Windows Movie Maker to do a SW Text scroll..

How do you do it, save me wasting hours trying to do it in photoshop/after effects..

The whole.. text scroll into background, pan down to planet.. spaceship flies by ..
Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2004, 4:18pm

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Just go in windows movie maker add you still shot of the stars and alter the lengh of it then click make titles or credits then ADD TITLE ON SELECTED CLIP where it says animation find Scroll perspective
then add your text change the colour to an orangy yellow then change the font to ARIEL BOLD and alter the size if you want and this should take about 1 minute to do without typing the text and you can alter the speed of it if its too slow or fast by stretching or compressing it
Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2004, 4:26pm

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Seeing as there are people using MM2 because not everyone has access to premiere, FCP, After effects etc.. (At least legally)

I will give you +1 for at least answering a question smile
Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2004, 4:34pm

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robholtby

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oo thanks very much
Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2004, 8:49pm

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robholtby

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ive just made the STAR WARS logo as a plugin should be on the site soon so if you want to use that too go ahead
Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2004, 9:07pm

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With a bit of knowledge in CHromantor im sure you will work out an opening sequence there!
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 10:57pm

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Hey i tried it in movie maker take a look at it
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 11:41pm

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robholtby

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movie maker 1 or 2
Posted: Mon, 12th Jan 2004, 2:03am

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webhog421

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i used number one
Posted: Mon, 12th Jan 2004, 5:22pm

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robholtby

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number 2's much better
Posted: Mon, 12th Jan 2004, 9:59pm

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For those mac users out there the text for Star Wars is in the new imovie 4. It looks awesome. I highly reccomend ilife 2004!
Posted: Mon, 12th Jan 2004, 10:14pm

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someone once posted the star wars zoom out for the initial opening as an avi file - might still be here.
Posted: Wed, 21st Jan 2004, 2:22pm

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Previously, I said that I can send a Blender file, but recently, I found this:
http://www.blenderwars.com/frame.php?module=models
Click other/other, and there you have the file (even though I never cheked it).