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I started with a photo of a car. Used PhotoSuite to create a cut out of one tire. Used a Roxio precut shape of a circle. I placed the tire on a panel in VideoWave. Added motion so the tire would rotate as if driving and going around and around. When I preview, as the tire goes around it looks a tad lopsided as if the tire is not perfectly round. It must be round becasue I used a precut circle. Is there some adjustment I could make in the specifics of the motion? Or could this just be an optical illusion I have no control over?

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Frankly, I don't know.

 

Is it possible that there is a 'box' around that graphic? ( I don't know what else to call it.) Perhaps one edge got 'squished' when you pasted it in?

 

If you resize a graphic/picture, it's usually best to grab it by the corner and stretch or shrink it. That will keep the graphic inside in proportion as you resize it. Otherwise you can get something that is 'squished' on one side.

 

I don't think that there is an invisible box around the VideoWave panel, but I've never tried to do what you're doing.

Aaaaaaaaah - I see what you mean. You know what, that may be exactly what the issue is. The tire itself is confined within an "invisible" box as you describe that is the 4x6 frame of the work area of the photo editing screen. I inserted a black background behind the tire to give the appearance of the tire being "free" so to speak. But technically the box is still there. Great suggestion! I'll work with that and see what I come up with. Thanks !

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Is there some adjustment I could make in the specifics of the motion? Or could this just be an optical illusion I have no control over?

 

There's no way to tell if it's an optical illusion or a real problem until you burn it to a DVD (RW recommended) or as a DVD to your hard drive and view it with DVD playing software.

 

If you're hitting an invisible edge to a box, that might make it look lopsided, but it could just be a problem in the preview.

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There's no way to tell if it's an optical illusion or a real problem until you burn it to a DVD (RW recommended) or as a DVD to your hard drive and view it with DVD playing software.

 

If you're hitting an invisible edge to a box, that might make it look lopsided, but it could just be a problem in the preview.

When you say "hitting an invisible edge to a box" are you referring to the sides of the VideoWave panel? Maybe if I make the size of the tire smaller it will fit in the VideoWave panel better?

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Frankly, I don't know.

 

Is it possible that there is a 'box' around that graphic? ( I don't know what else to call it.) Perhaps one edge got 'squished' when you pasted it in?

 

If you resize a graphic/picture, it's usually best to grab it by the corner and stretch or shrink it. That will keep the graphic inside in proportion as you resize it. Otherwise you can get something that is 'squished' on one side.

 

I don't think that there is an invisible box around the VideoWave panel, but I've never tried to do what you're doing.

Sorry I've been away so long. Busy. I took your suggestion under advisement about the picture hitting the edge of the box so to speak. I sized the tire just a little bit smaller and now it seems to rotate perfectly. Thanks for the suggestion. It looks good in preview. I'm still collecting photos to finish the project so won't be burning the DVD for a while. But I'm a happy camper that the tire does its trick in preview. Thanks again!

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Sorry I've been away so long. Busy. I took your suggestion under advisement about the picture hitting the edge of the box so to speak. I sized the tire just a little bit smaller and now it seems to rotate perfectly. Thanks for the suggestion. It looks good in preview. I'm still collecting photos to finish the project so won't be burning the DVD for a while. But I'm a happy camper that the tire does its trick in preview. Thanks again!

 

Wonderful! I'm glad you got it to work!

 

( It helps that I learn things the hard way so that I can share my experiences with others. :lol: )

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When you say "hitting an invisible edge to a box" are you referring to the sides of the VideoWave panel? Maybe if I make the size of the tire smaller it will fit in the VideoWave panel better?

 

Frankly, I don't know.

 

Is it possible that there is a 'box' around that graphic? ( I don't know what else to call it.) Perhaps one edge got 'squished' when you pasted it in?

 

If you resize a graphic/picture, it's usually best to grab it by the corner and stretch or shrink it. That will keep the graphic inside in proportion as you resize it. Otherwise you can get something that is 'squished' on one side.

 

I don't think that there is an invisible box around the VideoWave panel, but I've never tried to do what you're doing.

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