Don Leonard wrote on 5/5/2016, 12:10 PM
I'm looking for a recommendation for either a Titler or other type of plugin that will allow me to do such things as animate paint strokes or draw lines beneath and around still or video timeline imagaes. These are just two examples but there are many more kinds of animated titles or timeline images I'd like to get creative with. The basic titler in Vegas 11 I'm using doesn't get much beyond the basics.

I looked at the NewBlue Titler but am not sure it does what I'm looking to do. Any suggestions would be welcomed.


Rory Cooper wrote on 5/6/2016, 9:14 AM
depends on your budget and how far you want to go

Boris red does this perfectly it also allows you to displace the stroke give it height to look like water etc.

otherwise draw a stroke and then mask it and animate the mask this Vegas can do for you
Don Leonard wrote on 5/6/2016, 10:06 AM
Thanks...I'll check it out.
Tech Diver wrote on 5/6/2016, 10:12 AM
I too use Boris Red for my titling. Red is actually a 3d compositor that seamlessly integrates Boris FX, Boris Graffiti, Boris FEC and BCC within one plugin. Mind you, it is somewhat pricey, but for me it is my "Swiss army knife" of tools.

Gary James wrote on 5/6/2016, 10:50 AM
You may want to take a look at Blufftitler. It's not a plug-in, but it does create Vegas compatible video files that can be imported into Vegas. The link shows Making a sketch from an image using a BluffTitler option package.

Tech Diver wrote on 5/6/2016, 7:12 PM
There is also an OFX plugin called Heroglyph by Prodad. However, I know absolutely nothing about it.

Rainer wrote on 5/6/2016, 8:43 PM
Not a plugin either, and since it's Adobe, I hesitate to mention it, but since no-one else has and it sometimes seems everyone uses it: After Effects.
Rory Cooper wrote on 5/9/2016, 4:05 AM
once you have your painted line how you handle your compost will affect the outcome.

Boris red composites a little different to Vegas. its worth getting your head around the difference so even in Vegas as a Boris RED media event you have to chose which one Vegas/Boris will composite where/how

for example this a a Boris red paint on line the first fx is applied above the compost the second below the compost layers. so using the media as a displacement and as a highlight.