I know how to make transitions with Motion.
I want to add a border to my transition.
White and black for the transition as usual but then how do I add a colored border?
I am using a brush texture. I want the border in the transition to be black or another color so we see the black border moving along with the transition.
In this example:
White is clip 1
Black expanding is clip 2
I just added the red so you see what I want in the final clip.
A red border moving out as clip 2 is revealed.
I'd use the black part of the circle as an Image Mask for Clip B, I think. I've actually done this some time back.. Don't remember off the top of my head what I did, but it was fairly easy. But I'm sure someone else can post a solution quicker.
I ended up doing the border frame by frame using the transition as a template.
I open my photo app and draw the line with texture as I want it.
I then export only that colored border layer as a PNG.
Import it into FCX and apply key to background color.
That way I can precisely follow the line of the transition.
I can after change opacity or add an effect on top if I want to.
i am an animator so I like that control I have over the lline !
Yes I know that the PNG has a transparent backgroung.
I ended up importing my PNG as a sequence in QT Pro. They did have a ttansparent background.
Exported the sequence and for some reason when I put them on the timeline there was a black background.
That's why I keyed them. It worked.
Just wondering what you are "puzzled" about? Maybe my explanation wasn't clear.
Albo wrote: …Just wondering what you are "puzzled" about? Maybe my explanation wasn't clear.
… nono, …missed that detour through QTpro… when you export from there, you have to choose a codec, which supports transparencies, as proRes4444… = no keying necessary …
No, was just puzzled .… or say surprised by your workflow… a frame-by-frame 'drawn' animation for a - in my imagination - simple transition. E.g. why not drawing or, at last, importing your drawings into Motion? You'd save all that back'n forth in several apps…