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michiel | 8 years ago | 11 comments | 6 likes | 3,699 views

GreenfishPete, sinus300, LostBoyz and 3 others like this!

This effect combines a circle expand (alpha magic) and a double doors into a single effect file.

Apply the effect to a picture layer (press the CHANGE EFFECT... button) and animate the FX STAGE property.

Note that your picture disappears when you load the effect. Do not worry about this, it will reappear when you start animating the FX STAGE property.

The effect is called Terry, because it has been created as a response to a question by Terry who was wondering if these effects could easily be done in BluffTitler. Well Terry, the answer is yes!

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Another great effect from the miracle man Mechiel.

Thanks for all the great work

GreenfishPete, 8 years ago


hantang, 8 years ago

This is great and wonderful, very appropriate for a presentation of
images. BluffTitler is growing every day. Thanks Michiel're a genius.

Jesus, 8 years ago

Michiel - Is there a way to apply more subtley to the circle, i.e. only view the inside borders of the circle when opening. Or, is there another fx I should be looking at?

jmarkt, 8 years ago

jmarkt, can you point us to an online video demonstrating this effect?

michiel, 8 years ago

Excellent, thanks Michiel! Didn't spot your reply until today.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

terrypin, 8 years ago


You kindly prepared this special Terry.fx file for me 18 months ago!
But I couldn't actually get it working at the time and left it. I've just tried again! These are the steps I took:

1. Opened a new show.
2. Deleted the 'Bluff Titler' text layer.
3. Added a picture layer.
4. Used Change Effect to select Terry.fx,
5. Animated the FX STAGE property.

That gave me a nice circle expand.

But I'm at a loss about getting the 'Double Doors' effect?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

terrypin, 6 years ago


Success! Not sure why, but resorted to a PC reboot and restart and all was well.

Thanks again for taking the trouble to design that effect.

Am I right that your zip only included the single file Terry.fx, no demo show?

How would I proceed to modify it so that the doors open onto a new picture instead of a black background? Or would I need to export it and do that next step in my video editor?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

terrypin, 6 years ago

I'm somehow sending duplicates and I'm working on that. But after using 'Delete my own comment' on the unwanted copy, and REFRESHING the page, I still see the copy. Yet if I use 'View article' directly after the deletion, it's OK.

Any idea what's happening there please?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

terrypin, 6 years ago

Your browser is confused.

The solution is to refresh the page by pressing F5 or by clearing its cache.

michiel, 6 years ago

Thanks Michiel, understood.

Did you also see the final follow-up query in my earlier post, about opening those double doors onto a background image please?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

terrypin, 6 years ago

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