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Help with intro title card in the style of Doctor who.

Posted: Tue, 21st Apr 2009, 8:22pm

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Calvyn

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Hello i am Calvyn, this is my first post but i have been using FXhome vision lab for six months or so (I forget the password off the account i used to buy the software so i made this one so i could take part in the forums). So thats the introduction on with my problem.

I am doing As media studies and for a project i need to learn how to make an intro such as that of the modern doctor who. A can easily provide a green screen or garbage matte of the object i want as the TARDIS (for it is virtual from a peice of animation software) i just need to work out the rolling wormhole style effect. I can find any presets that really work and so i think some tinkering is going to be needed.

Any help?

Ps: I have heard lovely things about you on the FXhome awards, and if dont find what im looking for im bound to make some freinds here. ^¬^
Posted: Tue, 21st Apr 2009, 9:06pm

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Terminal Velocity

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Welcome, Calvyn. Hobbes too. (Agh, that was weak.)

So you need a wormhole for your intro? I don't know what the "modern Dr. Who" is, but there is a preset entitled "Dr. Who Tunnel". Go to the Downloads section and type Dr. Who Tunnel in the search engine. I just did it and got only one result. Well, duh.
Posted: Tue, 21st Apr 2009, 9:19pm

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Calvyn

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yes i have the preset but it seems flat. I tried emulating the intro but using that present it didnt look like the object was flying through the tunnel it just to be sitting on top of it.

You mightn not have seen Doctor who but you have probaly seen stargate, the tunnel there doesnt just gently roll towards you it twists and turns and is transparant, which that preset doesnt do.

Im not sure if this is even possible but i am curious.

Thankyou for the help though!

Ps: Calvyn is the name i use online everywhere, he is my alter ego, sort off.
Posted: Tue, 21st Apr 2009, 9:53pm

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Terminal Velocity

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Well I have a few names, but I don't use 'em anymore.

These Labs unfortunately can't do it all; for a real 3D-looking effect, you need...well you need 3D software.
Posted: Tue, 21st Apr 2009, 10:02pm

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Calvyn

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You know Gun's (what do people call you in short?) i had a feeling you were going to say that.

Well it was an idea but this fine software cant do it as i thought, o well.

Thankyou for your assitance!

Perhpas with a bit more tweaking it might work just about...

O and one more question whilst your here; i have never figured out how to get text!

Is there a text tool, i have done text once or twice but both was by writing text in paint and then using greensceen effects to get rid of the background (not all to succefully). Is there an easier way?
Posted: Tue, 21st Apr 2009, 10:10pm

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Terminal Velocity

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No, no text tool. Use a video editing program, that's all I can think of.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Apr 2009, 2:14am

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Axeman

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Yes, there is an easier way to do text. Use your image editing program to create an alpha channel that masks out everything but the text, and it will automatically composite when you import it.

First thing to do is send an email to support@fxhome.com with the details you can remember about the account you used to purchase the software, and they can sort your account out so you can receive full support.