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Steve909
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How can I move the entire title down? I can move the text portions, but not the background and animation along with it. . . seems like it should be relatively easy, but I'm a newb. the exact title I am try to edit is the lower third one, looks good for sports, but blocks too much action. .

thx. .

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Dafydd B
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Steve909 wrote: How can I move the entire title down? I can move the text portions, but not the background and animation along with it. . . seems like it should be relatively easy, but I'm a newb. the exact title I am try to edit is the lower third one, looks good for sports, but blocks too much action. .

thx. .

Hi Steve909,
Open PDR11,
Place the Title, Sports 002 in track 2
Select Modify
Title Designer displays, select Track 1, draft3.png
Image is now highlighted in the preview and can be repositioned,.

Does that help?

Dafydd Honesty disclosure: CyberLink have provided me their software products at no charge.
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I'll check that out tonight! thanks!!
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Steve909
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tried what you suggested, track one is an "animation", a gray background, but I can't move it. I can move the other track, the text or title tracks, but not the first track. . .

any other thoughts?

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Steve -

My other post has vanished into the ether somewhere. It had a link to a modified title that may suit you... http://directorzone.cyberlink.com/detail/131969728

As explained above, the background graphic can be repositioned (but only resized in the same aspect ratio). Screen capture attached.

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The title I'm wanting is to put
players name, position
school, and draft year

the sport 2 in the PD 11 is new, and pretty much perfect with the exception that it's a little too high blocks too much

thanks
steve
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i guess the one I'm lookin at is actually called "lower third 01_01"
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Ah - that's a different kettle of fish.

I see what you mean about "animation" now. If you look in C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDirector11\Titles\PDR11_Title_071 you'll see the separate files that make the animation.

To move the animated title bar down the page, each element of the animation (those .png files) would need to be rebuilt.

The alternative would be to use only the last frame of the animation as a static image - that could be moved down the screen, but there'd be no animation.

Cheers - Tony
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Steve -

Here's a modified version of LowerThird01_01, with the animation pushed down the screen 25px... http://directorzone.cyberlink.com/detail/131969760

Yep - to do it, each of the 210 .png files had to be restructured. Fortunately, some of them were just duplicates.

Cheers - Tony
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looks sweet. . . thanks for the effort!

is there some PD protocol, do i buy you a coffee or something?
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There's no protocol - but you could start one!

Your appreciation is plenty!

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You'll be my go to guy

This new title screen will look good, I do a lot of baseball video, and this color scheme will look good with the logo of the other site I'll be doing stuff for, Big League Futures. . .some of my stuff was on MLB network tonight for the draft, but they just want raw video and give a closing credit. . .

thanks again.
steve
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Chyan Han Jasper
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Hi Tony,

I had a similar problem with Brush_03 titles. I tried to change the colour of the title, but found out that the animation cannot be edited.

From your earlier reply, managed to find the aubdirectory containing the base files. Can you give me a clue on how to restructure the .png files? Totally clueless. Just started using PowerDirector a week ago.

Thanks in advance,
Jasper
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Hi Jasper -

Just prepare yourself to be almost completely bored for a little while!

In the case of Brush_03, it's not so difficult because most of the animation is static. i.e. the images are the same (well - they *should be!)

* Side note - there is a slight glitch in the animation at T2_00047 resulting in a "skip". From 00047 on, the images are in a slightly different position.

Anyway - you'll find them in C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDirector11\Titles\PDR11_Title_094

Here's what to do:
1. Copy & paste the whole folder to your desktop (or somewhere) so you preserve the originals
2. Open your image editor - the screenshot below is Paint.NET
3. Open all the images from T2_00003.png to T2_00024.png
4. Apply the same saturation & hue adjustment to each and save them (same name) - screenshot below
5. Now copy T2_00024 and paste it 275 times!!! Rename the files T2_00025, T2_00026... up to T2_00299
* In doing this you've corrected the glitch at 00047
6. You may want to apply the same adjustment to the Thumb images, but don't modify the .db, .clt or .xml documents (!)



The folder with the modified image files must be stored back in C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDirector11\Titles

After reading that you may decide you're kinda fond of orange & yellow after all

Cheers - Tony
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Hi Tony,

Thanks once again. It worked great!
Used "Bulk Rename Utility" for renaming the numerous files, saved some time.

Cheers,
Jasper
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