rkligman | a year ago | 3 comments | 494 views
I don't actually want a lower third but it does exhibit the basic behavior I want. A semi transparent shape behind my text. The problem I'm having is that the EPS Rectangle or Square or Picture all sit on top of my text and I can't figure out how to avoid this. I mention lower thirds because there are several example shows and they are all confusing because I don't know how they are pulling off the magic.
Lower Third 1 = Has 2 sides on the Long Text. How does that work? I can't figure it out. Plus, when I add my own text as Layer 11, it sits behind the box. Argh.
Lower Third 2 = How is BIX LIGHTWALKER sitting on top of the box? I see no properties that give me any clue.
Lower Third 3 = This is exactly what I'm trying to do. When I add a new text layer as #3, it works. When I attach it to the Container as layer 5, it fails. But within that container is text on layer #6 and #7 and those work. I see no properties that would change the behavior.
Does anyone have some pointers as to why the sample shows work but when I add text or try to duplicate it, my text appears behind the EPS? Thanks in advance.
PS. I finally got my end result by taking show 3 and removing everthing but the transparent part and then rebuilding what I wanted around it but that's not a long term solution.
BluffTitler is a 3D software, so objects are placed in 3D space, 3D means the position have 3 properties :
1st : left-right
3rd=front-rear, so this property defines if an object behind or not an other object, you must play with this value and adjust size to keep proportions between objects
vincent, a year ago
In addition of the comment of Vincent:
1. The long text 1 and 2 and the square.eps and flare10.jpg are all packed in a container.
2. The position of the long text 1 is (3rd slider) placed 0n a rear position (-7.2) inside the container
3. The position of the longtext 2 is (3rd slider) places to the front position (7.2) inside the container
As for new text:
You can replace long text 1 (rear) or 2 (front) in the text edit box and use you're own text.
When you add a new text and you want this moving with the text and textbox then you have to out the text in the same container.
Filip, a year ago
Wow. OK. So that's what I was I calling to myself "the secret sauce". Based on the test shows and doing a quick test myself, I can see the behavior is as you describe. I suspect that I probably altered that somehow and was never able to recover and clearly I couldn't make heads or tails of the examples. That's the only problem I have with the example shows. They show it's possible but not why it works. Good deal. I'm making progress now! Things are looking up. Thanks for the information!
rkligman, a year ago