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Smoke VTimeline Effects
Let’s Get Started Load your 420 lessonproject Create a newsequence 1920 X 1080 Title it Effects Create Select the jo...
Add More Clips to theSequence Select my fall into theViewer Set in and out points beforeand after the breach (@ 4seconds...
Adding Effects to Clips Right click a clip Select the clip Right click (Controlclick) and choose ‘AddEffect’ Effects b...
The Effects Ribbon Shows you all the effects you can apply to theclip They are applied in the order that they appear On...
Check Out Some AxisEffects Create a new videotrack Select the sunsetquest clip and dragto the new videotrack Trim to se...
Check Out Some AxisEffects Select the clip if necessary Click on the FX button to bring up the VideoEffects ribbon Clic...
The Effects Ribbon Once you select an effect, the parameters forthat effect appear in the toolbar
The Effects Ribbon If you have more thanone effect in the effectspipeline, when you selectthe effect, theparameters for t...
Check Out Some AxisEffects Make sure the AXbutton is selected soyou have the axiscontrols available inthe toolbar Drag l...
Check Out Some AxisEffects Set the Blend modeback to Blend Click on the Surfacebutton and changethe setting toShadow Tu...
Check Out Some AxisEffects Change the Shadowsetting back toSurface Click on the Softbutton Change the Softvalue to 40
Turning Effects On andOff Click on the lit LEDwill turn off theselected effect Usually no renderingwill be needed since ...
Turn Your EffectOn and Off Select your clip in thetimeline Click on the Axis LEDbutton to turn off theeffect Click on t...
Remove an EffectPermanently Three ways Control click on theeffect and select Delete Click on the Deletebutton on the fa...
Remove an EffectPermanently The render file When you render aneffect to a clip a separaterender file is saved in themedi...
Practice an Effect Delete Select the Axis effectand press the Deletebutton Undo the delete Now try dragging theeffect b...
Render/Partial RenderedEffects Dotted line on top ofthe clip Represents a partiallyrendered effect on theclip Solid lin...
Render/Partial RenderedEffects Render more frames Move the play headforward or backward aframe at a time Render all the...
Render Your Effect Position the play headover the clip you wishto render Click on the Renderbutton It will render all c...
Gap Effects Allows you to span aneffect across part of aclip or across multipleclips in your sequence Uses the empty vid...
Create a Gap Effect Create a new video track Move the focus point onyour play head to the toptrack Press Control V to c...
Create a Gap Effect Click on the Effectsbutton and select ColourCorrect Adjust the parameters likeContrast, Gain, Satura...
Resizing Effect Allows you to useany media at any sizeand framerate in anysequence setting If the clip does notmatch the...
Set Up for aResize Effect Move the play headover the my fall clipand move the focalpoint to the videotrack on top of that...
Set Up for aResize Effect In the MediaBrowser select theimmersed clip andpress X This sets an in andout point for all th...
Check Out theEffects on the Clip Change the size ofthis video track wideenough so you cansee the effects thathave been ap...
Check Out theEffects on the Clip Select the Timewarpeffect and notice thesettings in thetoolbar Speed is faster In my c...
Check Out theEffects on the Clip Select the Resizeeffect Notice the currentwidth and heightsettings
Modify the Resize Effect Click on the EnterEditor button Left side Original clip Right side Result of any changes you...
Resizing Types If your source issmaller or biggerthan yoursequence, you canchoose with resizingis best for you In our ca...
Resizing Types Center cropped Places the original image in the middle of the sequenceand crops off any extra source mate...
Resizing Types Letterbox Will scale the longest side of the original image tofit the sequence For example – placing a 1...
Resizing Types Fill This will take the original image and stretch it to fitthe height and width of the sequence
Resizing Types Crop edges Uses the bounding box in the original image side tocrop the clip to the desired size in your s...
Modify the Resize Effect Inside theeditor, move theplay head to whereyou can see thewhales underwater Change the scaleto...
Modify the Resize Effect Under Scale click onthe Free button andchange the setting toDestination This will keep thescali...
Modify the Resize Effect On the right side turnon Auto Key Click Set Key to set akey at the currentframe Move the play ...
Modify the Resize Effect Turn off Auto Key Scrub though yourclip to see yourscaled animationapplied to your clip Press ...
Creating Titles Simple titles areeasily created usingtimeline effects
Set up for a Title Select the gap clipabove sunsetquest andimmersed andmove so itcompletely oversunset quest
Set up for a Title Move the focuspoint on the playhead to the thetrack on top ofimmersed Press Shift V This sets a spli...
Set up for a Title Select the gap clip Click on the FXbutton and selectText Enter the Editor
Set up for a Title On the right sidechange the viewfrom 100% to Fit Now we can see thewhole clip
Titles Layout Colorcontrols Sets the textface, edgeand shadowcolors
Titles Layout Font Type styleand size Copy/paste Copyattributes inone place andpaste themsomewhereelse
Titles Layout Paragraphcontrols Margins Leading Text pathtools Text follows adesignatedpath
Titles Layout Axis Changeposition andscale to theentire textobject orindividualcharacters
Create and Modify a Title On the right sidebelow the videoclip choose NewLayer You can have asmany text layers asyou lik...
Create and Modify a Title In the Paragraphsection chooseCentre to centerthe text In the Font sectionclick on the current...
Create and Modify a Title In the Fontmanager changethe font selectionfrom Type 1 toAuto This is so we cansee all types o...
Create and Modify a Title In the upperleft, change theview from Titles toProxies Click on GenerateProxy so you canprevie...
Create and Modify a Title Scroll down the listof proxies until youfind Arial Bold.tffand select Click Load to loadthe font
Have a Better Look Click on the smallred icon on the leftof the text layerand drag the text tothe center lowerthird of yo...
Have a Better Look On theright, change thePoint tool to thePan tool Pan down to thebottom of your clipwhere your textis,...
Have a Better Look Adjust the fill colorby clicking on thecolor box Turn on the Outlineand Shadow andadjust to yourlikin...
Animate your Text Press the Exit key to return tothe timeline Turn on Autokey Go to the last frame of your clipand chan...
Fade Your Text Click the bottom of the timeline todeselect all your clips Make sure the focus point is onthe top video t...
Change Speed &Time Warps Speed changes Can be at a constantrate or variable Can be forward orbackward Can be fastmo or...
Changing Speed Select the teachers clip at theend of your sequence Right click (Control click) andchoose Add Effect Cho...
Three Kinds of Time Strobe Repeats a frame a number of times Constant Uses the same value to effect theentire clip Va...
Changing Speed Set the type of speedchange to Constant In the % box type 25 Enter Sets the speed to ¼ speed Scrub thro...
What to Keep? Anchor pop-up box Allows you to choose what frames staywith the clip when performing a timewarp Anchor In...
Fix Your Clip The out point of thisclip is more importantthan the in point, solet’s fix the speedeffect Undo the speedch...
Cleaning Up Slomo 3 options to removethe stuttering effectcaused by repeatingframes Frame mixing Mixes the past and fut...
Clean up the Slowmo Select Mix in thepop-up menu Change the mixframe number to5.00 Render the clip andplay it back Not...
Cleaning Up Slomo Motion estimation Sometimes known asoptical flow Morphs existingframes together tomake a smoothereffe...
Clean up the Slowmo Select Motion Leave the ¼ Ressetting at the default This does not mean ¼resolution, but thestrictne...
Cleaning Up Slomo Trail You choose how manyframes before and afterthe play head to blendtogether for the finaleffect Cr...
Try Out This Effect Select Trail Change the Pre andPost settings to 10frames Render out againand check out themotion th...
Prep for a Variable Speed Click on the ResetSpeed button Change the speedblend mode back toMix and Mix framesto 0 Move ...
Do aVariable Speed Change the speedto Variable The Auto Key lightshould turn on Where the seal islooking into thecamera...
Do a Variable Speed Back up 10 frames Shift  Set the speed at thisframe for 100%
Do a Variable Speed Move the play head 1second after the 25%change Shift  4 times Once to catch up towhere you were 3...
Adjust Your VariableSpeed Scrub though yourvariable speed clip Notice that at the slowpart the speed dipswell below 25%...
Adjust Your VariableSpeed Enter the Editor In the graph, noticehow the Bezier curvehandles bend thespeed below 25% Grab...
Adjust Your VariableSpeed This time select theMotion frameblending effect andrender the clip Now check out yoursuper-swe...
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Timeline effects including Axis, Titles, Resizing,

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Smoke 5 timeline effects

  1. 1. Smoke VTimeline Effects
  2. 2. Let’s Get Started Load your 420 lessonproject Create a newsequence 1920 X 1080 Title it Effects Create Select the journey clip Set duration around 3seconds Insert into the timeline
  3. 3. Add More Clips to theSequence Select my fall into theViewer Set in and out points beforeand after the breach (@ 4seconds duration) Insert into the sequence Select teachers into theVeiwer Set the in point before theseal enters the shot Set the out point by settingthe duration to 5 seconds Insert into the sequence Shift Z to see your wholesequence
  4. 4. Adding Effects to Clips Right click a clip Select the clip Right click (Controlclick) and choose ‘AddEffect’ Effects button in thetool bar Select the clip Click on the Effectsbutton
  5. 5. The Effects Ribbon Shows you all the effects you can apply to theclip They are applied in the order that they appear On/Off If the LED is on, that effect is running If the LED is off, that effect is not running
  6. 6. Check Out Some AxisEffects Create a new videotrack Select the sunsetquest clip and dragto the new videotrack Trim to set the outpoint the same asthe clip underneath it
  7. 7. Check Out Some AxisEffects Select the clip if necessary Click on the FX button to bring up the VideoEffects ribbon Click on the AX (Axis) button
  8. 8. The Effects Ribbon Once you select an effect, the parameters forthat effect appear in the toolbar
  9. 9. The Effects Ribbon If you have more thanone effect in the effectspipeline, when you selectthe effect, theparameters for that effectwill appear in the toolbar Basic tools appear in thetoolbar Basic and advancedtools are available in theEditor
  10. 10. Check Out Some AxisEffects Make sure the AXbutton is selected soyou have the axiscontrols available inthe toolbar Drag left on the ScaleX or Y box and reducethe scale to 75% Change the Blendmode to Spotlight
  11. 11. Check Out Some AxisEffects Set the Blend modeback to Blend Click on the Surfacebutton and changethe setting toShadow Turn Shadow on, theset the X value to 30and the Y value to -30
  12. 12. Check Out Some AxisEffects Change the Shadowsetting back toSurface Click on the Softbutton Change the Softvalue to 40
  13. 13. Turning Effects On andOff Click on the lit LEDwill turn off theselected effect Usually no renderingwill be needed since itwill refer back to theoriginal clip Click the LED part ofthe effect to turn theeffect back on
  14. 14. Turn Your EffectOn and Off Select your clip in thetimeline Click on the Axis LEDbutton to turn off theeffect Click on the Axis LEDbutton again to turn itback on
  15. 15. Remove an EffectPermanently Three ways Control click on theeffect and select Delete Click on the Deletebutton on the far right ofthe effects toolbar Drag the effect to thevery bottom of thescreen by the Media Hubbutton until you see thetrashcan, then release
  16. 16. Remove an EffectPermanently The render file When you render aneffect to a clip a separaterender file is saved in themedia folder If you delete theeffect, the render file willalso be deleted No unused render filesare saved with yourproject
  17. 17. Practice an Effect Delete Select the Axis effectand press the Deletebutton Undo the delete Now try dragging theeffect button to thebottom until you seethe trashcanicon, then release Undo the delete
  18. 18. Render/Partial RenderedEffects Dotted line on top ofthe clip Represents a partiallyrendered effect on theclip Solid line All the active effects onthat clip have beenrendered and can playback in real time
  19. 19. Render/Partial RenderedEffects Render more frames Move the play headforward or backward aframe at a time Render all the frames Click on the Renderbutton
  20. 20. Render Your Effect Position the play headover the clip you wishto render Click on the Renderbutton It will render all clips atthe current play headposition When the render isdone, back up theplay head the playyour effect
  21. 21. Gap Effects Allows you to span aneffect across part of aclip or across multipleclips in your sequence Uses the empty videotrack above the activevideo track Like an AdjustmentLayer in Photoshop
  22. 22. Create a Gap Effect Create a new video track Move the focus point onyour play head to the toptrack Press Control V to createa splice somewhereabove sunset quest andanother past the out point Select the space in-between the two splicesto create a gap clip forthat set duration
  23. 23. Create a Gap Effect Click on the Effectsbutton and select ColourCorrect Adjust the parameters likeContrast, Gain, Saturationand Hue Scrub though yoursequence to see how thiseffect is applied onmultiple clips Trim the Gap clip tochange when this effect
  24. 24. Resizing Effect Allows you to useany media at any sizeand framerate in anysequence setting If the clip does notmatch the sequencesettings, Smoke willresize the clip to fitthe sequence as bestas possibleIn this example the source clip was3000 X 2000 edited to a sequence of1920 X 1080
  25. 25. Set Up for aResize Effect Move the play headover the my fall clipand move the focalpoint to the videotrack on top of thatclip Press X This marks in and outpoints around the myfall clip
  26. 26. Set Up for aResize Effect In the MediaBrowser select theimmersed clip andpress X This sets an in andout point for all themedia in this clip Overwrite the clipinto the timeline
  27. 27. Check Out theEffects on the Clip Change the size ofthis video track wideenough so you cansee the effects thathave been applied tothis clip TW = Time warp RZ = Resize
  28. 28. Check Out theEffects on the Clip Select the Timewarpeffect and notice thesettings in thetoolbar Speed is faster In my case 227.36%
  29. 29. Check Out theEffects on the Clip Select the Resizeeffect Notice the currentwidth and heightsettings
  30. 30. Modify the Resize Effect Click on the EnterEditor button Left side Original clip Right side Result of any changes youmake or what Smoke didto try to make it fit to thesequence
  31. 31. Resizing Types If your source issmaller or biggerthan yoursequence, you canchoose with resizingis best for you In our case, since oursource clip is almostexactly the same asour sequence, we willnot notice any changes
  32. 32. Resizing Types Center cropped Places the original image in the middle of the sequenceand crops off any extra source material on all sides ofthe source image No scaling is applied to the original image
  33. 33. Resizing Types Letterbox Will scale the longest side of the original image tofit the sequence For example – placing a 16:9 image in a 4:3 frame
  34. 34. Resizing Types Fill This will take the original image and stretch it to fitthe height and width of the sequence
  35. 35. Resizing Types Crop edges Uses the bounding box in the original image side tocrop the clip to the desired size in your sequence
  36. 36. Modify the Resize Effect Inside theeditor, move theplay head to whereyou can see thewhales underwater Change the scaleto Crop Edges
  37. 37. Modify the Resize Effect Under Scale click onthe Free button andchange the setting toDestination This will keep thescaling in aspect withthe sequence Click on the greenbounding box to moveand scale your resizeeffect to where thewhales are
  38. 38. Modify the Resize Effect On the right side turnon Auto Key Click Set Key to set akey at the currentframe Move the play head to10:00:05 or so whenthe whales move tothe upper left Move the boundingbox to where theaction isMake sureyour boundingbox does notgo outside thevideo clip oryou will have agap edge inyour sequence
  39. 39. Modify the Resize Effect Turn off Auto Key Scrub though yourclip to see yourscaled animationapplied to your clip Press Exit to closethe Editor Render your clip andplay it back to seethe completed result
  40. 40. Creating Titles Simple titles areeasily created usingtimeline effects
  41. 41. Set up for a Title Select the gap clipabove sunsetquest andimmersed andmove so itcompletely oversunset quest
  42. 42. Set up for a Title Move the focuspoint on the playhead to the thetrack on top ofimmersed Press Shift V This sets a splice onboth sides of theimmersed clip to thetop track
  43. 43. Set up for a Title Select the gap clip Click on the FXbutton and selectText Enter the Editor
  44. 44. Set up for a Title On the right sidechange the viewfrom 100% to Fit Now we can see thewhole clip
  45. 45. Titles Layout Colorcontrols Sets the textface, edgeand shadowcolors
  46. 46. Titles Layout Font Type styleand size Copy/paste Copyattributes inone place andpaste themsomewhereelse
  47. 47. Titles Layout Paragraphcontrols Margins Leading Text pathtools Text follows adesignatedpath
  48. 48. Titles Layout Axis Changeposition andscale to theentire textobject orindividualcharacters
  49. 49. Create and Modify a Title On the right sidebelow the videoclip choose NewLayer You can have asmany text layers asyou like At the top, type inKiller Whales
  50. 50. Create and Modify a Title In the Paragraphsection chooseCentre to centerthe text In the Font sectionclick on the currentfont to bring up theFont manager
  51. 51. Create and Modify a Title In the Fontmanager changethe font selectionfrom Type 1 toAuto This is so we cansee all types of fontsin our library In theSubdirectoriessection click on
  52. 52. Create and Modify a Title In the upperleft, change theview from Titles toProxies Click on GenerateProxy so you canpreview the fonts
  53. 53. Create and Modify a Title Scroll down the listof proxies until youfind Arial Bold.tffand select Click Load to loadthe font
  54. 54. Have a Better Look Click on the smallred icon on the leftof the text layerand drag the text tothe center lowerthird of your clip. On the rightchange the scale ofyour clip to 200%
  55. 55. Have a Better Look On theright, change thePoint tool to thePan tool Pan down to thebottom of your clipwhere your textis, then change thetool back to Point
  56. 56. Have a Better Look Adjust the fill colorby clicking on thecolor box Turn on the Outlineand Shadow andadjust to yourliking Whendone, change thescale back to Fit
  57. 57. Animate your Text Press the Exit key to return tothe timeline Turn on Autokey Go to the last frame of your clipand change the Kern to 35 Go to the first frame of your clipand change the Kern to 0 Turn off Autokey, then scrubthough your clip to see yourchanges
  58. 58. Fade Your Text Click the bottom of the timeline todeselect all your clips Make sure the focus point is onthe top video track and use theup/down arrow to the beginningof the gap clip Click on the Transition buttonand select Dissolve Deselect the transition Repeat on the end of the gap clip Check out the results
  59. 59. Change Speed &Time Warps Speed changes Can be at a constantrate or variable Can be forward orbackward Can be fastmo orslowmo Tools available tosmooth out slowmostuttering
  60. 60. Changing Speed Select the teachers clip at theend of your sequence Right click (Control click) andchoose Add Effect Choose Time Warp
  61. 61. Three Kinds of Time Strobe Repeats a frame a number of times Constant Uses the same value to effect theentire clip Variable Allows you to modify the speedacross the clip
  62. 62. Changing Speed Set the type of speedchange to Constant In the % box type 25 Enter Sets the speed to ¼ speed Scrub through the clip andnotice the speed change Also notice that the clipduration in the sequence didNOT change Extra frames were pushed offthe clip
  63. 63. What to Keep? Anchor pop-up box Allows you to choose what frames staywith the clip when performing a timewarp Anchor In In point stays, out point pushed off Anchor Out Out point stays, in point pushed off Anchor Pos Frame where the play head stay, outpoint pushed off
  64. 64. Fix Your Clip The out point of thisclip is more importantthan the in point, solet’s fix the speedeffect Undo the speedchange Change the anchorpoint to Anchor Out Reapply the 25%speed change andnotice the difference
  65. 65. Cleaning Up Slomo 3 options to removethe stuttering effectcaused by repeatingframes Frame mixing Mixes the past and futureframes causing a trailingeffect Select Mix then selecthow many frames beforeand after the currentframe to blend together
  66. 66. Clean up the Slowmo Select Mix in thepop-up menu Change the mixframe number to5.00 Render the clip andplay it back Notice that the slomois smoother
  67. 67. Cleaning Up Slomo Motion estimation Sometimes known asoptical flow Morphs existingframes together tomake a smoothereffect Looks better with lessblurring than Mix, buttakes longer to render
  68. 68. Clean up the Slowmo Select Motion Leave the ¼ Ressetting at the default This does not mean ¼resolution, but thestrictness of the motionestimation process Render out the clipand check out thesuper-smooth slomo
  69. 69. Cleaning Up Slomo Trail You choose how manyframes before and afterthe play head to blendtogether for the finaleffect Creates an interestingeffect with a highnumber of frameschosen
  70. 70. Try Out This Effect Select Trail Change the Pre andPost settings to 10frames Render out againand check out themotion this time
  71. 71. Prep for a Variable Speed Click on the ResetSpeed button Change the speedblend mode back toMix and Mix framesto 0 Move the play headto where the seallooks at the camera
  72. 72. Do aVariable Speed Change the speedto Variable The Auto Key lightshould turn on Where the seal islooking into thecamera change thespeed to 25%
  73. 73. Do a Variable Speed Back up 10 frames Shift  Set the speed at thisframe for 100%
  74. 74. Do a Variable Speed Move the play head 1second after the 25%change Shift  4 times Once to catch up towhere you were 3 more times to moveforward 30 frames Set the blend to Mix 5frames and render outyour speed effect
  75. 75. Adjust Your VariableSpeed Scrub though yourvariable speed clip Notice that at the slowpart the speed dipswell below 25% Smoke is trying tosmooth out the speedchanges at this pointin the variable speedsetting
  76. 76. Adjust Your VariableSpeed Enter the Editor In the graph, noticehow the Bezier curvehandles bend thespeed below 25% Grab the handlesand straighten thecurve
  77. 77. Adjust Your VariableSpeed This time select theMotion frameblending effect andrender the clip Now check out yoursuper-sweet-super-slowmo effect!
  78. 78. Smoke VTimeline Effects

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