How might I recreate this animation? (Vegas Pro 14)

Mavis wrote on 2/14/2020, 2:21 PM

I am making a short animation film for school using text bubbles throughout the movie.

I noticed this animation where the text bubble gradually increases to its regular size from a location point and was wondering if anyone knows how to make it within Sony Vegas Pro 14? 

(It may possibly be a transition? I'm not sure)

Here is what I am trying to recreate, in this exact form:

https://gyazo.com/fd2ad3052dd14c4e4a3eaa1dd9841ad7

 

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Musicvid wrote on 2/14/2020, 4:21 PM

Easiest way is Track Motion.

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/new-users-consult-the-tutorials-first-please--118014/

Grazie wrote on 2/14/2020, 4:46 PM

@Mavis - Yeah . . .Used a WebDing in Legacy Text. The scaling is Vector? Keeps a nice look . . .

fred-w wrote on 2/15/2020, 1:20 AM

@Musicvid Why are you (seemingly, and fairly often) put off by people asking questions. ala: ("users-consult-the-tutorials-first-please--118014/ ") I can tell you the "search" feature here is not the best, and people don't know enough sometimes to even know what the methodology involved is, and as such, to know where to start looking. Maybe he's already looked. What's the point of this forum? What's at stake here, btw?

fred-w wrote on 2/15/2020, 1:31 AM

I am making a short animation film for school using text bubbles throughout the movie.

I noticed this animation where the text bubble gradually increases to its regular size from a location point and was wondering if anyone knows how to make it within Sony Vegas Pro 14? 

(It may possibly be a transition? I'm not sure)

Here is what I am trying to recreate, in this exact form:

https://gyazo.com/fd2ad3052dd14c4e4a3eaa1dd9841ad7

 

You do well, as some have suggested, to employ the track motion on the same track as your picture/animation, check Andrew Devis series on track motion.

Vegas doesn't (to my knowledge) have any sort of "drawing" function, so you'd create the image elsewhere, or borrow/steal one.

You will need also a "fade-in" to duplicate what is going on in your example.

john_dennis wrote on 2/15/2020, 2:27 AM

Here is a project using Pan/Crop that you can download and reverse engineer if you like. Track Motion is more flexible, but one can use either method. This link won't be available forever.

It looks like this...

Grazie wrote on 2/15/2020, 2:32 AM

@john_dennis - Luvin' it!! 😉

john_dennis wrote on 2/21/2020, 9:02 AM

@Mavis per you request.

The text bubbles in the referenced project were easily created in Photoshop. Vegas will accept a multi-layer .psd file, but in the project, I simplified and flattened the text layer and saved as .png as I was uncertain if you use Photoshop. Chose pixel dimensions for your bubbles close to your anticipated final size in your video project.

Here is a short example of placing key frames in Pan/Crop. Sync Cursor is important.

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3POINT wrote on 2/21/2020, 9:49 AM

I also prefer to use trackmotion for such animations, one advantage is that you can start from zero/endless, which is not possible with pancrop. Also pancrop works exactly opposite as trackmotion which confuses probably newbees.

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