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Download: DVD Studio Pro Motion Buttons, Series 1

9 transitions for motion menu buttons By Dave Nagel
It is possible in DVD Studio Pro to apply transitions to individual buttons in your menus. You can make them fade in, dissolve, wipe or anything else that can be represented in a grayscale mask. However, the process--as you might have discovered in my tutorial on the subject--is a bit labyrinthine and impractical for most users. Fortunately I've discovered a method for storing these sorts of masked buttons as button styles, and this week I present to you my first collection of these styles in our series of free downloads.

The button styles
Our collection of motion button masks includes nine individual transitions, each fully integrated into its own button style so that all you have to do is click the style you like and apply it to any of your buttons. For this first offering, I've decided to keep things fairly simple with some traditional transitions--block dissolve, dissolve, radial wipe, venetian blinds, iris and four linear wipes (each at a different angle). Here are some examples.

Each one of the styles provides a transition in (after five seconds) and a transition out (after 28 seconds) for a 30-second motion menu. Obviously this won't suit everybody's needs, but feel free to drop me a line with your individual requests, and I'll see what I can do about including transitions better suited to your needs in the next collection.

These styles will work with DVD Studio Pro 2. It's unknown at this point whether they will work with version 3 when it's released. Go to the next page for download, installation and usage information.

You can also view all of our previous downloads for applications like Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand, Corel Painter, Creature House Expression and others in our Features Archive.

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