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BillyJack | 6 years ago | 5 comments | 10 likes | 2,389 views

snafu, sinus300, stbo and 7 others like this!

Show Offs are great ways to display the capabilities of BluffTitler but, we are not teaching the new comers how we accomplished the technics we are using to get the effects.

That being said I purpose this challenge to all the old timers, to not post Show Offs for the next week. Instead create simple shows demonstrating a single technic using a feature in BluffTitler that's not just obvious to a novice trying to learn the software and be willing to answer questions on "How you created the effect".

I'll start with this one. This was created with a single white dot imported as a sketch layer and using the "Shear" feature I off-set the start and end points to make them connect. Then using the "Writer" feature, I animated the coils. By placing the element into a Container Layer then duplicating and off-setting each Sketch Layer, I was able to create a spring. Timing the "Writer" feature so one coil begins just as the other ends, makes the spring developing as the skit is being played. Once the spring is complete, I simply resized the Containers height to compress the spring.

This the second one I've created in the past week. The first was attaching a model to an invisible Sketch Layer. (LINK BELOW) I challenge each of you to create as least 2 of these shows and share them with everyone over the next week.

NEW COMERS: Don't be afraid to ask questions. Some of us have been at this a long time and other than our SUPER SECRETE technics, we are happy to share what we know!

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I hope your suggestion will be well received by everybody here, and it'll be a real challenge.

snafu, 6 years ago

BillyJack, thanks for the great idea. I know that I would benefit from such a scheme. I hope the more experienced and proficient BT experts will take up your challenge. Thanks for going to the trouble to instigate this project.


Bald Runner, 6 years ago

Thank you, I suggested a separate forum for tutorials sometime back and it was basically shot down and was a none starter, I thank you for taking the time out and effort to produce these instructional videos.

The "show off" videos are fantastic to see, but they are really only used as a shop window for there makers, they all might as well have a "for sale" or "to rent" on them, only thing missing is their cost.

As a dumb a$$ I welcome your efforts... cheers.

tayla, 6 years ago

You are right Tayla.

I am tired of the show off videos, usually I don't play them.

They don't teach anything.

snafu, 6 years ago

I love the idea of a tutorial. This is not a "natural" talent with me and in years gone by, I relied a lot on the free downloads of shared shows and the templates to help create a video. The amount of "free" shared videos has diminished greatly and although it's nice to see what other talented "experts" can do on the show-off's of no use to me other than to show me my "lack of talent". Love to see some more "free" shows and tutorials (with step by step instructions for those who lack the know-how. Just a thought :)

CAnn, 6 years ago

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