is a more advanced example of what is capable in ReelDVD.
The examples have been simplified to help with the explanations. I
this will help many take their skills to the next step. Be sure that
fully understand the basics before beginning this tutorial.
the right is an example of what using multiple colors in a subpicture
allows you to do within ReelDVD.
the Zipped folder and import the background file (Smiley_BGRD.psd)
into a new ReelDVD project.
grab the first overlay file (Smiley_SP.psd) and drop
it on top of the background file
the "original" button, the preview window
should allow you to view an example like the one to
use the button tool, and draw two hotspots. One over
each face. Be sure to encompass BOTH mouths in the
same area for each face. The "display" state
is shown to the right.
including two colors within a single hotspot, we'll
allow ourselves to make two actions happen, with
only one move from the user. As the user selects
"left" on the remote, the happy mouth
from the Track One smiley will disappear and the
unhappy mouth will appear. This will cause the opposite
to occur on the Track Two smiley.
lets adjust the colors for the display state. Whichever
face is not currently selected by the user, we want
the unhappy mouth to appear in black. We made the
unhappy mouth using RED as our source color. Be
sure you're in the display state and switch the
second color selector (pure red) to black, and leave
the contrast level at 100%.
don't want the happy mouth to be visible in this state,
so take the black position (3rd color) and set the
contrast level to 0%.
we'll adjust the selection state. When a face is selected,
we want the happy mouth to appear in black, and the
unhappy mouth to be invisible. Do the opposite of
above. Find pure red controls (2nd) and set the contrast
to 0%. Change the pure black controls to 100% and
be sure that black is the chosen color for the selection
you can set the happy mouth to change to a different
color as the action mode
create your button links and try it out in the preview
window. As you change the selected button, you should
see the menu perform like the example to the right.
is a very basic example of what's possible using multiple
colors within a subpicture. I hope that you can take
these basics and build upon them. Please pass along
any good ideas, so I may share them with others here.
take a look at our Three-Color example