In my case, I am trying to spin a title screen from the distance to full screen while it rotates like a lifesaver being thrown to someone in the water. I'm hoping that several versions of Producer later, there can be some way of making an effective opening shot that mimics this. Any ideas? Thanks!
This should do it.
- Dean A.
I'm not completely sure I understand what you're doing (or trying to do).
If you just want more spinning for the entire range of the zoom, simply increase the total spin in the FINAL keyframe. If you want just the start and the end of the spinning to look smooth, check the "smooth" box for that motion (rather than the "accelerate" , "linear" or "decelerate"). Also, UNcheck the "manual/automatic" boxes in the intermediate keyframes so that PSP automatically interpolates those angles for a smooth motion starting at keyframe 1 and ending at, for example, keyframe 7.
If however, you do want to control spin speeds and or zooms between the intermediate keyframes, you can still accomplish that by selecting the "smooth" motion options for the keyframes BETWEEN those selected intermediate keyframes. Also, I've had some luck sometimes in choosing the "curve" parameters--e.g. 90%.
- Dean A
If you want a uniform rotation between the keyframes, you only need to insert a rotation value in the first keyframe and another value in the last keyframe.
All the other rotation values will be calculated automatically by Producer.
In other words: By automatic I mean that you should remove all the rotation values that you may have inserted in keyframes 2 to 7, remove all the ckeckmarks that are there, at the right side of the percentage, and let Producer do its thing.
PSP has the Smooth and Decelerate options for Zoom and Rotate but I don't know if they will work the way he wants using 8 keyframes. I'm not well versed on using those other options, so maybe someone else can comment on it. As far as I can see, the function can only be applied to the first keyframe which doesn't offer a lot of flexibility for the desired effect.
btw, I think I was involved in that thread 8 years ago with the rotating newspaper video. I made a spinning sample of a newspaper but I haven't been able to find it on my computer . . . . yet
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