| In the last Motion tutorial, we created the first two Drop Zones for our craft trailer template. The Drop Zones were placeholders for the background image and the intro clip. In this tutorial, we will add a transition to the end of the Drop Zone for the intro clip.|
You might ask why we wouldnít add the ending transition to the intro clip itself. Well, we could but we will have more flexibility if we add the transition to the placeholder. For example, we might want to use an intro that was longer than the 10 seconds that we have allocated in the template for the intro clip. We could easily make adjustments to the imported clip to change the duration of the clip. But we would be trimming off the transition. By adding the transition to the template instead of the intro clip, we are assured that the transition will perform as expected.
Open your working copy of the template file and letís get started. Here is our Timeline at this point. If you review the previous tutorial, we decided to use a half second (15 frames) fade transition at the beginning and ending of each Drop Zone. One exception is the Drop Zone for the intro clip, as we donít need a fade-in transition at the beginning of the trailer.
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