Auto Sequence Effect

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Auto Sequence effects are a cross between standard effects and Instant Sequence. You create the effect and then give it Auto Sequence settings and the effect moves and/or blinks with the music. In the lower left of each effect dialog box is and button with an image of a automobile in it. This is the “Auto Sequence” button. Click on the “Auto Sequence” button and the “Auto Sequence” dialog box will appear. Click on “Add” in the effect dialog box and you will see an Auto Sequence appear in the time layers. “Auto Sequence” effects have an image of an automobile on them.

 

Click on the “File” menu and select “Open Audio File”.

 

Scenes

Morphs

Smooth Effects

Image Actions

Text Actions

 

Scenes

 

Bring up the “Scene Setup” dialog box.

Click on the squares in the green sequencing grid to create the scene pixels

Click on the “Auto Sequence” button in the lower left. The “Auto Sequence” dialog box will appear.

Select several seconds on the time ruler

Click on the “Add” button in the “Scene Setup” dialog box and an Auto Sequence Scene effect will be added to the time layers

Click on the “Play 8 Seconds” button. You will see the scene move with the music

 

Morphs

 

Bring up the “Morph Setup” dialog box.

Click on the squares in the green sequencing grid and create a small morph. It will be easier to see the movements of a small morph.

Click on the “Auto Sequence” button in the lower left. The “Auto Sequence” dialog box will appear.

Select several seconds on the time ruler

Click on the “Add” button in the “Morph Setup” dialog box and an Auto Sequence Scene effect will be added to the time layers

Click on the “Play 8 Seconds” button. You will see the morph move with the music

 

Smooth Effects

 

Bring up the “Smooth Effects” dialog box.

Click on the “Auto Sequence” button in the lower left. The “Auto Sequence” dialog box will appear.

Select several seconds on the time ruler

Click on the “Add” button in the “Smooth Effects” dialog box and an Auto Sequence Scene effect will be added to the time layers

Click on the “Play 8 Seconds” button. You will see the smooth effect move with the music

 

Image Actions

 

Bring up the “Image Setup” dialog box.

Click on the “Auto Sequence” button in the lower left. The “Auto Sequence” dialog box will appear.

Select several seconds on the time ruler

Click on the “Add” button in the “Image Setup” dialog box and a message box will appear saying, “When adding an Auto Sequence Image Action it is recommended that the start point be 0,0 and end point be 0,0 and "Apply X,Y in Preview (for animations)" be selected. Set start point be 0,0 and end point be 0,0 and select "Apply X,Y in Preview (for animations)" ?”

Click on the “Yes” button in the message box and.an Auto Sequence Scene effect will be added to the time layers

Click on the “Play 8 Seconds” button. You will see the Image move with the music

If you want to change the starting position of the Image you can change to start point and end point. With “Apply X,Y in Preview (for animations)” selected the start point and end point will be forced to be the same. Having them be the same value is normally what you will want for Auto Sequence Image Actions, otherwise the movement will be “jerky” because every time Auto Sequence moves the Image Action it will also move from the start point and end point of the effect. If you want the movement to be “jerky” then deselect  “Apply X,Y in Preview (for animations)” and make the start point and end point be just a few pixels different.

 

Text Actions

 

Bring up the “Text Setup” dialog box.

Click on the “Auto Sequence” button in the lower left. The “Auto Sequence” dialog box will appear.

Select several seconds on the time ruler

Click on the “Add” button in the “Text Setup” dialog box and a message box will appear saying, “When adding an Auto Sequence Text Action it is recommended that the text be set to the center and "Apply X,Y in Preview (for text that does not move)" be selected.

Set text to the center and select "Apply X,Y in Preview (for text that does not move)" ?”

Click on the “Yes” button in the message box and.an Auto Sequence Scene effect will be added to the time layers

Click on the “Play 8 Seconds” button. You will see the Text move with the music

If you want to change the starting position of the Text you can change to start point and end point. With “Apply X,Y in Preview (for text that does not move)” selected the start point and end point will be forced to be the same. Having them be the same value is normally what you will want for Auto Sequence Text Actions, otherwise the movement will be “jerky” because every time Auto Sequence moves the Text Action it will also move from the start point and end point of the effect. If you want the movement to be “jerky” then unselect “Apply X,Y inPreview (for text that does not move)” and make the start point and end point be just a few pixels different.