Machinima Majenna/TSL Pia Klaar/SL
Overview <ul><li>Setting User Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Shortcut Keys </li></ul><ul><li>Using Camera Controls </li></u...
#1: Setting Up User Preferences
Preference: Draw Distance <ul><li>Edit/Preferences/Graphics Tab </li></ul><ul><li>Then Check the   Custom   tab to open th...
To Set Draw Distance
To Set  Draw Distance Check the  “ Custom” box to open  the menu
To Set Draw Distance To increase  draw Distance -slider to right
Preferences: Mouse Sensitivity <ul><li>Edit | Preferences |Input & Camera   </li></ul><ul><li>You can increase the mouse s...
Increase Mouse Sensitivity And Invert Mouse
Preferences: Chat Text <ul><li>Edit/Preferences / Text Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Under  Chat Options  : select checkbox “Clos...
How to Close Chat Window
Advanced Menu <ul><li>PC </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL-ALT-D </li></ul><ul><li>Mac </li></ul><ul><li>CMD-OPTION-Shift -D   </li><...
For a PC Hide/Show Advanced :  CTRL – ALT- D For a Mac Hide/show Advanced:  CMD – Option – D
User Interface <ul><li>To get rid of User Interface: </li></ul><ul><li>Must have  Advanced Menu   displayed </li></ul><ul>...
Mouselook and no User Interface <ul><li>Mouselook Mode:   </li></ul><ul><li>Chat bar must be closed </li></ul><ul><li>Edit...
#2: Shortcut Keys
Shortcut Keys <ul><li>Must have Chat Window Closed Edit/Preferences/Text Chat/ Chat Options/Close after hitting return </l...
Shortcut Keys <ul><li>1.   Focus Mode/ Alt-Zoom: </li></ul><ul><li>Hold down ALT key & left mouse button </li></ul><ul><li...
More Shortcut Keys <ul><li>ALT  +   clicking  on  something focuses it to center of screen </li></ul><ul><li>ALT  +  dragg...
#3 Camera Controls
Camera Controls
Camera Controls
Setting Up Shots using Camera Control <ul><li>View/ Camera Controls  +  alt-zoom   - moving mouse forward or backwards ) <...
Advanced/  Disable Camera  Constraints This allows the camera to go farther
#4: Recording Video
Video Recording Programs <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>CamStudio-PC </li></ul><ul><li>Taski-PC </li></ul><ul><li>WeGame.c...
Quick Overall <ul><li>Set Window Size </li></ul><ul><li>File menu --- </li></ul><ul><li>Set window size to reduce file siz...
How to Set Window Size
Sizer  can be used to resize the window  if you cannot use  File/Set Window Size http://www.brianapps.net/sizer.html
Quick Overall <ul><li>Get rid of User Interface (UI) </li></ul><ul><li>For a PC </li></ul><ul><li>Open Advanced menu:  </l...
Quick Overall <ul><li>Get rid of User Interface (UI) </li></ul><ul><li>For a Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Open Advanced menu:  </...
# 5: Editing and Compressing Video Files
Editing <ul><li>After you capture footage </li></ul><ul><li>Need to edit into a finished movie </li></ul><ul><li>Can use –...
Some Editing Software <ul><li>Camtasia – PC- Capturing and editing software good for tutorials  </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Pr...
Rendering and Encoding <ul><li>After editing the video, now need to compress the video size. </li></ul><ul><li>Many video ...
Video Hosting Sites <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Blip.tv </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpcut </li></ul><ul><li>Vimeo </li></ul>...
Some Tips <ul><li>1.   Screen capture software------FRAPS  http:// www.fraps.com </li></ul><ul><li>2. Dolly shots ----free...
Tips <ul><li>5. Capture footage ---  640 X 480 ---has a higher quality </li></ul><ul><li>6. Capture extra frames in front ...
How to Capture Video Using FRAPs
Pia Klaar
 
 
 
 
 
How to create a video with images http:// majenna.blogspot.com / I used this online video tool. Here is an example on my b...
How long are animoto videos? <ul><li>Free Animoto Shorts   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 seconds long  </li></ul></ul></ul>...
Animoto Video Steps: <ul><li>Sign up </li></ul><ul><li>Create a free 30 second movie </li></ul><ul><li>Get images </li></u...
Where do I get Images for animoto? <ul><li>Retrieve images from Flickr. You can retrieve images from Flickr, Facebook, Smu...
Where can I post animoto videos? <ul><li>You can post the videos to MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, YouTube,your blog or we...
Machinima Samples <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/user/majenh </li></ul><ul><li>http://piaklar.blip.tv/ </li></ul><ul><li>h...
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  1. 1. Machinima Majenna/TSL Pia Klaar/SL
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Setting User Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Shortcut Keys </li></ul><ul><li>Using Camera Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Recording Video </li></ul><ul><li>Editing and Compressing Files </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing videos </li></ul>
  3. 3. #1: Setting Up User Preferences
  4. 4. Preference: Draw Distance <ul><li>Edit/Preferences/Graphics Tab </li></ul><ul><li>Then Check the Custom tab to open the settings </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease Draw Distance is easier on computer </li></ul><ul><li>(range is 64 - 512) </li></ul><ul><li>Set Draw Distance to : 128 or lower </li></ul><ul><li>Increase if: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>shooting overhead scenes of landscapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you need to see distant objects </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. To Set Draw Distance
  6. 6. To Set Draw Distance Check the “ Custom” box to open the menu
  7. 7. To Set Draw Distance To increase draw Distance -slider to right
  8. 8. Preferences: Mouse Sensitivity <ul><li>Edit | Preferences |Input & Camera </li></ul><ul><li>You can increase the mouse sensitivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Also can invert the mouse so that when you move upwards it moves you up </li></ul>
  9. 9. Increase Mouse Sensitivity And Invert Mouse
  10. 10. Preferences: Chat Text <ul><li>Edit/Preferences / Text Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Under Chat Options : select checkbox “Close chat after hitting return”. </li></ul><ul><li>When filming this will allow you to use the shortcut for Mouselook: M (otherwise, use View/Mouselook”. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Escape key to get rid of Mouselook. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to Close Chat Window
  12. 12. Advanced Menu <ul><li>PC </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL-ALT-D </li></ul><ul><li>Mac </li></ul><ul><li>CMD-OPTION-Shift -D </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Option-Control-D </li></ul>
  13. 13. For a PC Hide/Show Advanced : CTRL – ALT- D For a Mac Hide/show Advanced: CMD – Option – D
  14. 14. User Interface <ul><li>To get rid of User Interface: </li></ul><ul><li>Must have Advanced Menu displayed </li></ul><ul><li>Hide/Show UI for PCs: CTRL-ALT-F1 </li></ul><ul><li>Hide/Show UI for Macs: CMD-Option-1 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Mouselook and no User Interface <ul><li>Mouselook Mode: </li></ul><ul><li>Chat bar must be closed </li></ul><ul><li>Edit/Preferences/Text Chat/Chat Options/ </li></ul><ul><li>Close chat after hitting return </li></ul><ul><li>Hit ESCAPE button or type M to return to default view </li></ul><ul><li>Get rid of UI and Getting it back Again: </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL-ALT-F1 –PCs </li></ul><ul><li>CMD-OPT-F1 – MACs </li></ul><ul><li>Now go into Mouselook---M </li></ul><ul><li>Hit Escape or M to exit Mouselook, then get back UI </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL-ALT-F1 or CMD-OPT-F1 </li></ul>
  16. 16. #2: Shortcut Keys
  17. 17. Shortcut Keys <ul><li>Must have Chat Window Closed Edit/Preferences/Text Chat/ Chat Options/Close after hitting return </li></ul><ul><li>M = mouselook </li></ul><ul><li>Escape to get back... </li></ul><ul><li>E = to jump up </li></ul><ul><li>C = to come back down </li></ul>
  18. 18. Shortcut Keys <ul><li>1. Focus Mode/ Alt-Zoom: </li></ul><ul><li>Hold down ALT key & left mouse button </li></ul><ul><li>& move your mouse forward and backward </li></ul><ul><li>2. PAN your camera: </li></ul><ul><li>Hold down ALT-CRTL-SHIFT keys (together) </li></ul><ul><li>& drag your mouse on your own avatar </li></ul><ul><li>3. Go into ORBIT MODE </li></ul><ul><li>Hold down ALT-CTRL keys </li></ul><ul><li>4. Chatcam: </li></ul><ul><li>While chatting in a group, hold down the tab key—moves camera to shoulder of avatar speaking. </li></ul>
  19. 19. More Shortcut Keys <ul><li>ALT + clicking on something focuses it to center of screen </li></ul><ul><li>ALT + dragging the mouse zooms the camera </li></ul><ul><li>ATL-CTRL + dragging orbits camera </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL- 0 – Zoom in </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL- 8 ---- Zoom Out </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL- 9 --- Reset Zoom </li></ul><ul><li>If you are on a Mac: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ALT = Opt </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CTRL = Cmd </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. #3 Camera Controls
  21. 21. Camera Controls
  22. 22. Camera Controls
  23. 23. Setting Up Shots using Camera Control <ul><li>View/ Camera Controls + alt-zoom - moving mouse forward or backwards ) </li></ul><ul><li>Open up our camera controls and use them to get a close up view of our av's face. </li></ul><ul><li>Using left blue wheel on the camera control, use the left or right arrow to spin yourself around. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the + sign at the top of the zoom bar to put yourself in the middle of the window---- a close up view. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see yourselves? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Advanced/ Disable Camera Constraints This allows the camera to go farther
  25. 25. #4: Recording Video
  26. 26. Video Recording Programs <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>CamStudio-PC </li></ul><ul><li>Taski-PC </li></ul><ul><li>WeGame.com -PC </li></ul><ul><li>Capture Me-Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>PC </li></ul><ul><li>Camtasia –$299 </li></ul><ul><li>Fraps - $37 </li></ul><ul><li>Game Cam –$25 </li></ul><ul><li>Game Recorder –$39 </li></ul><ul><li>Mac </li></ul><ul><li>IShowU –$20 </li></ul><ul><li>Snapz Pro X - $70 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Quick Overall <ul><li>Set Window Size </li></ul><ul><li>File menu --- </li></ul><ul><li>Set window size to reduce file size </li></ul><ul><li>– 640 x 480 </li></ul>
  28. 28. How to Set Window Size
  29. 29. Sizer can be used to resize the window if you cannot use File/Set Window Size http://www.brianapps.net/sizer.html
  30. 30. Quick Overall <ul><li>Get rid of User Interface (UI) </li></ul><ul><li>For a PC </li></ul><ul><li>Open Advanced menu: </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL – ALT- D </li></ul><ul><li>Hide/show interface: </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL – ALT – F1 </li></ul>
  31. 31. Quick Overall <ul><li>Get rid of User Interface (UI) </li></ul><ul><li>For a Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Open Advanced menu: </li></ul><ul><li>Option -Control– D </li></ul><ul><li>Hide/Show Interface: </li></ul><ul><li>CMD – Option – 1 </li></ul>
  32. 32. # 5: Editing and Compressing Video Files
  33. 33. Editing <ul><li>After you capture footage </li></ul><ul><li>Need to edit into a finished movie </li></ul><ul><li>Can use – </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iMovie for Mac </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Some Editing Software <ul><li>Camtasia – PC- Capturing and editing software good for tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Premiere-PC </li></ul><ul><li>Sony Vegas-PC </li></ul><ul><li>Sony Vegas – PC </li></ul><ul><li>MovieMaker -PC </li></ul><ul><li>Final Cut Pro or Express-Mac </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie - Mac </li></ul>
  35. 35. Rendering and Encoding <ul><li>After editing the video, now need to compress the video size. </li></ul><ul><li>Many video editing software programs will do this as a flash, .avi or .mov file </li></ul><ul><li>I save as an .avi file, then open that .avi file in Quicktime Pro to export as a .mov file </li></ul><ul><li>Now ready to share </li></ul>
  36. 36. Video Hosting Sites <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Blip.tv </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpcut </li></ul><ul><li>Vimeo </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Videos </li></ul><ul><li>YouAre.TV </li></ul><ul><li>CacheFly.com </li></ul>
  37. 37. Some Tips <ul><li>1. Screen capture software------FRAPS http:// www.fraps.com </li></ul><ul><li>2. Dolly shots ----free scripted camera --- Alt-Zoom Studios http://alt-zoom.com </li></ul><ul><li>3. Try to isolate your action ----no extra objects or scripts in view </li></ul><ul><li>4. Mouselook Mode – smoother camera movements </li></ul>
  38. 38. Tips <ul><li>5. Capture footage --- 640 X 480 ---has a higher quality </li></ul><ul><li>6. Capture extra frames in front of and at end of scene </li></ul><ul><li>7. Do not move camera too fast </li></ul><ul><li>8. Hide User Interface –UI — CTRL+ALT+F1 or CMD-OPT-F1 </li></ul>
  39. 39. How to Capture Video Using FRAPs
  40. 40. Pia Klaar
  41. 46. How to create a video with images http:// majenna.blogspot.com / I used this online video tool. Here is an example on my blog. Animoto.com
  42. 47. How long are animoto videos? <ul><li>Free Animoto Shorts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 seconds long </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>about 12-15 images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Animoto full-length </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>many images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost $3.00 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  43. 48. Animoto Video Steps: <ul><li>Sign up </li></ul><ul><li>Create a free 30 second movie </li></ul><ul><li>Get images </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange the images </li></ul><ul><li>Choose music </li></ul><ul><li>Finished. Video is done! </li></ul><ul><li>Upload video. </li></ul>
  44. 49. Where do I get Images for animoto? <ul><li>Retrieve images from Flickr. You can retrieve images from Flickr, Facebook, Smugmug, Picasa, and Photobucket. </li></ul><ul><li>Or upload images from your computer </li></ul>
  45. 50. Where can I post animoto videos? <ul><li>You can post the videos to MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, YouTube,your blog or web page, or your computer. </li></ul>
  46. 51. Machinima Samples <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/user/majenh </li></ul><ul><li>http://piaklar.blip.tv/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// majenna.blogspot.com / </li></ul>
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