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Timing Multiple Overlays


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My movie has several pictures that have multiple overlays. I don't fully understand the method of timing these overlays.

 

I highlight a picture in Story Line and click on Edit. I then get a box called Object Selector showing icons for the multiple overlays. There is a sliding bar that apparently is suppose to regulate the timing of the overlay. By highlighting a specific overlay at the top of the box I should be able to time the overlays as they appear on the selected picture. I am unable to make this control do anything. The timing clock does not change as I change the slide bar and has no apparent effect on the overlay timing.

 

I have some limited success by not using this box and simply clicking OK to get it out of the way and then use the timing bar relative to the highlighted picture and sliding the little stop arrows back and forth to get the desired effect. This is a sort of hit and miss approach that take a lot of time.

 

What is the purpose of the Object Selector box and can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

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My movie has several pictures that have multiple overlays. I don't fully understand the method of timing these overlays.

 

I highlight a picture in Story Line and click on Edit. I then get a box called Object Selector showing icons for the multiple overlays. There is a sliding bar that apparently is suppose to regulate the timing of the overlay. By highlighting a specific overlay at the top of the box I should be able to time the overlays as they appear on the selected picture. I am unable to make this control do anything. The timing clock does not change as I change the slide bar and has no apparent effect on the overlay timing.

 

I have some limited success by not using this box and simply clicking OK to get it out of the way and then use the timing bar relative to the highlighted picture and sliding the little stop arrows back and forth to get the desired effect. This is a sort of hit and miss approach that take a lot of time.

 

What is the purpose of the Object Selector box and can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

 

It will always be a trial and error endeavor. When I want to time overlays, I click on Timeline, then drag the various overlays, along the overlay tracks, until I get the desired effect.

 

It is time consuming, but quite gratifying, once your timing comes out the way you want it.

 

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