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You very own custom scrapbook style in 10 minutes

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:19 am
by alansimkh
Do you know that you can create a custom style that looks like Scrapbook book style in less than 30 minutes or even 10 minutes? See this example in youTube :twisted:

youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jrSZwrveRY

vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/11611230

1. Locate the Scrapbook style folder "C:\Program Files\Common Files\muvee Technologies\071203\S00511_Journal2"
2. Decide 1 of the 5 background to be customize and make a backup copy of the folder. For example: "abstract", copy to "Copy of abstract".
3. Go to the "abstract" folder, you will notice 12 images files; "001.jpg" to "010.jpg". "background.jpg" is for title background and "backpage.jpg" is for credits background.
4. Replace all these images files with the same dimension and file name. This is very important. :!:

That's it! You are done with your own custom style. :mrgreen:

Tips:
1. When you create your own images, remember that the center part of the image will be occupied by your photos and video in the muvee. So things that you want to show on the near border. You will see what I mean in the youTube sample.
2. The image fits both 16:9 and 4:3 types of muvee. However, do remember that if you making a 4:3 muvee, the extreme ~5% of left and right image will not be used.

Re: You very own custom scrapbook style in 10 minutes

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:29 am
by alansimkh
Almost forget.

After step 4, remember to make a muvee :lol:

Re: You very own custom scrapbook style in 10 minutes

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:48 am
by yihyeong
Thanks Alan for sharing this fabulous tips! I got to try this soon :lol:

Re: You very own custom scrapbook style in 10 minutes

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:30 am
by kumar
Cool style variant indeed! ... and neat photos too Alan!

Re: You very own custom scrapbook style in 10 minutes

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:20 am
by MrFVD
Please check this variant


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRxMkOCX1zs

That why i like Muvee.

Re: You very own custom scrapbook style in 10 minutes

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:52 am
by kumar
Niiiiiiicely done MrFVD!! Would you like to share your style variant with others btw?

Re: You very own custom scrapbook style in 10 minutes

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:25 am
by MrFVD
No problem,


let me finish the second part and i will post

Re: You very own custom scrapbook style in 10 minutes

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:09 am
by kumar
Cool!

Just one clarification - I realized my wording was slightly ambiguous. I did not mean to force you to share, but just wanted to know whether you wanted to share, but didn't know how to, etc.

We're yet to setup a place where users like you can post your own styles. Meanwhile, I can assist if needed. You'll probably be the first user to publish a non-muvee style :)

Re: You very own custom scrapbook style in 10 minutes

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:13 pm
by MrFVD
Hi Kumar,

please find here the variant style

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ot5znzn5igy BASED ON BACK TO SCHOOL


in a future i will send another based on the SCRAPBOOK.

Also i will like to ask something relating sound.

Do you have a code to create a table of beats in a style according the music or sound you added.

as the transition, effect etc. depends on the sound you choose, will be great to have a log or a window opened before the muvee will play showing to you the behavior you may find, so you can decide if this is the correct sound or music for the muvee you are creating.



Regards

Re: You very own custom scrapbook style in 10 minutes

PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:22 am
by kumar
MrFVD wrote:Do you have a code to create a table of beats in a style according the music or sound you added.

as the transition, effect etc. depends on the sound you choose, will be great to have a log or a window opened before the muvee will play showing to you the behavior you may find, so you can decide if this is the correct sound or music for the muvee you are creating.


I'm not sure I understand exactly what you're asking for. It looks like you want some visual indication of the music characteristics to which the style is performing its edits. We have an effect (that we use for debugging purposes) which overlays some graphic meters that reflect the "loudness", "cut-hints" and "flash-hints" descriptors. (Style URL: http://muvee-style-authoring.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/styles/S00542_VisualMusicDescriptor/).

Here is the entire code for the style -
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(style-parameters)
(title-section)
(credits-section)
(define muvee-global-effect visualMusicDescriptors)


It makes use of the library effect visualMusicDescriptors which shows the graphic meters that you see in that style. If you want to use this effect on top of your own global effect, you can do that as follows -
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(define muvee-global-effect-original
  ; Replace this comment (including semicolon) with your original global effect definition.
  )

(define muvee-global-effect
  (effect-stack
    visualMusicDescriptors
    muvee-global-effect-original))


Some useful links-
  1. Music Descriptor functions
  2. Segment information functions

Does that help?