If you are not familiar with Movie Credits, this plugin comes with several template presets ready to be used and each of these presets have a limited set of parameters to be adjusted.
The regular presets have a limitation in which only selected parameters can be adjusted in order to keep the original design of the preset as intact as possible. –This may be okay for many users who want to produce movie credit titles quick and easy and add simple changes.
However, if you want to design a custom title from scratch, or modify a preset beyond its limitations, then you should use another approach.
The tip for today is that within the list of presets in the Movie Credits collection, there is a template preset called: “Movie Credits”. This template provides a lot of controls not available in the regular presets.
The advantage of using the preset “Movie Credits” is that this preset actually contains, not only the full set of parameters giving you all the flexibility to do your own design, but also you will have all of the presets available in a drop down menu that you can use as a starting point.
In other words, you can drag and drop Movie Credits in your timeline and then from the “Presets” drop-down parameter found in the Preview window, you can select the style that you want to use and modify it with all of the additional parameters that the regular presets don’t have.
This is the best way to add, modify or create your own design and animation.
You will notice that the Movie Credits template offers a more comprehensive set of parameters to control many aspects of the animation and the general setup of your movie credit titles.
There is also a helpful OSC (on-screen-control) timeline that represents the timing of each movie credit title to help you in your process of coordination (You can read more about it in page 5 of the User Manual).
The Movie Credits template allows you to customize your movie credit titles to the maximum capabilities of the plugin, so go ahead and try doing your own design and animation, and we think it is a good idea to reference the User Manual as often as you need, to know what these parameters do and how to use them to get the best out of this titling tool.