Sunday, 23 January 2011

Livetype and sound skills

After a brief tutorial on livetype and sound I learnt new things about the two softwares.

Livetype: LiveType is a software program developed by Apple Inc. to create animated title sequences for video projects
LiveType - including fonts, textures, objects, templates and effects. It can import any standard media files. In the canvas, the contour that the text follows can be edited, so that the titles can be on curved or shaped paths. All features of each title can be changed and key framed, including the size, drop shadow, outline, extrusion, glow, opacity and tracking of the text.
Here are some of the features Livetype offers:

A 'LiveFont' is one of the program's key features. These are fonts with animated characters. Examples of the Live Fonts shipped with LiveType are animated handwriting, e.g. Smoke writing, fire, and blinking LED characters ect.. It is also possible to create custom LiveFonts, but the need of generating a separate movie file for each letter makes the file sizes very large.

Various animation effects can be applied to type, either LiveFonts or normal system fonts. There are, for example, glows, scrolls, fades and zooms. The timing of the effects can be customized and new effects can be created from scratch using keyframing.

Apart from text, there is a wide range of animated objects and textures that can be added to a sequence, and there are a number of templates - such as title themes. Any image or movie file can also be placed and edited on the canvas.

Soundtrack  is a music composing and audio editing application made by Apple Inc,which includes a collection of just over 5000 royalty free professional instrument loops and sound effects.


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