PapaJohn's Newsletter #39 - Feb 5, 2005
Maker 2 and Photo Story
Text and Texture J K L
Text and textures can play a big role
in your movies and stories... but Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story
are limited in text features, and have minimal if anything in the way
of textures. When I walk around with my camcorder I'm always paying
attention to the visual and audio textures that I come across, and add clips to
my library. Here's a couple utilities you might want to explore:
VRLM does a few things...
producing both still images and animations. For this newsletter we'll use
it to make a still image with 3 dimensional text.
Illusionae focuses on textures... We'll take the 3D text
image from RenderSoft and merge it with one of the infinite
choices of textures.
the textured face at the left? I bought one of those books of old
royalty free images the other night and was playing with a black and white
scanned image of the monkey in Illusionae as I worked on the newsletter... so I
threw it in as a textural accent.
The sample for the newsletter is this 82
second story made with some of the saved texture files:
... before going into the
tutorial, a few notes...