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Zoom in & Rotate Text & Photos to Regular Size
cik56 [Avatar]
Newbie Joined: Sep 19, 2006 15:23 Messages: 27 Offline
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I have been reading over many of the topics on this and looked at various videos am still very confused about what is the best and simpliest way to have text or photos zoom in to full size from a small object to its regular size. I've seen some transitions on other programs that allow the test phrase or photo to zoom in and rotate into its normal size.

I've tried Ease in and Ease out keyframe feature but the size doesn't change (unless I've done something wrong). I've also tried Magic Motion but that seems to Zoom in on a particular area of the photo which is not what I want.
tomasc [Avatar]
Senior Contributor Joined: Aug 25, 2011 12:33 Messages: 6464 Offline
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Highlight the clip. Hit Modify. PIP opens and you have full control on resizing to a near dot size at the beginning to full screen and stay at full screen for the duration of the clip. Apply rotation the same way.
cik56 [Avatar]
Newbie Joined: Sep 19, 2006 15:23 Messages: 27 Offline
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Can you provide more detailed instructions or a video clip since I am a newbie. This Ease In Ease Out video was NOT helpful -

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Longedge [Avatar]
Senior Contributor Joined: Apr 28, 2011 15:38 Messages: 1504 Offline
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Easing in and out is a way of controlling the way in which transformations or movements happen. If for example you move an object from a to b then it looks more natural if it starts slow and accelerates and slows down to a stop i.e. eases in and out.

You don't set the start and finish positions using 'easing' you control how the movement thast you have defined occurs.
Richmond Dan
Senior Contributor Location: Richmond, VA Joined: Aug 07, 2014 17:17 Messages: 673 Offline
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Check out this video:

If you are a newbie, then watching more of PowerDirector University videos should be helpful. Regards,
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Senior Contributor Location: N.S.W. Australia Joined: May 08, 2009 02:06 Messages: 9977 Offline
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Hi cik56 -

Here's a little toot that shows the basics of setting keyframes to zoom text, images & video.

If you follow the simple steps, it's hard to go wrong:

  1. Size and position the "thing" as you want it to finish - before you start keyframing

  2. Add position & scale keyframes at the start - then the end

  3. Add position and keyframes where you want the zoom to stop.

  4. Go to the first scale keyframe and resize the "thing to minimum.

I didn't include adding rotation, but that's only one extra step.

Cheers - Tony
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