Friday Jul 12, 2024



The Lay Of The Land

Fast Track From Final Cut Pro to DVD SP

Quick Menu From Photoshop to DVD SP

Using VTS Views

Setting Build Folder

Quick Compressor Overview

Layered Menus

Transitions In Menus

Rotating Drop Zones

Quick Mapping (early verions)

More Mapping Examples

Using Motion to Create
Animated Backgrounds (FADE IN )

Using DVD SP Assets From Templates

Auto Assigning Buttons/
More Button Creation-Mapping

Semi/Pseudo Animated Rollovers Sort Of

Basic Return To Menu

Track Markers Jumps

Stories Details

Scriptless Play All/Scene Selection

Stories & Jumps

Random Return To Menus

Make A "Secret" Passcode

Using Scripts For Preferences (Audio Selection)

Random Fun (Making Random Jumps to Material)

Bit Shift Bingo



Sometimes you will want to make only a portion of a button show in various states (normal, selected, activated) and one way is to make overlays with different colors or shades of gray. This shows you how.


1.) Create a new file in Photoshop. Make Button Red and the Arrow Blue and save as a pict, then do the same thing and make the button Black and 50% Gray


2.) Open Up DVD SP, press F3 Key to get the view below, create a menu called color set the overlay to color.pct

3.) Create a button area and in the inspector (lower right of image) select Chroma not grayscale and adjust normal, selected and activated colors from the sliders


Using the bw.pct, set that as the overlay for the BW menu and Map using grayscale

The same principles applies if you would like to add a glow around the text in another color or grayscale.

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