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rkligman | 11 months ago | 3 comments | 357 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.




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BluffTitler is a 3D software, so objects are placed in 3D space, 3D means the position have 3 properties :
1st : left-right
2nd=up-down
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, 11 months 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, 11 months 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, 11 months ago

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