would like draw/paint a line with an arrow in order to direct the attention of the people to
a certain region of a frame/clip.
Therefore I went to “Tools” → “Paint” and tried to paint directly on my clip, but that’s not working.
Instead a black frame is added to the same Reel and on that I can paint…
What’s the secret in order to be able to paint directly on the clip/frame?
By default, Desktop Paint is set to “None.” As in, its a Black canvas. Not in front of the machine right now, but, when you tap on Desktop paint in the Tools menu, look for a blue pulldown menu that is likely currently set to “None.” Make it say…oh gosh…its been a long time…“Front?” Or some combination of “Front/Back” which will make the Paint module load the clip as a “Canvas.”
@randy Paint is not set to None by default. It is set to Front but you can activate None by clicking on the Paint button a second time. Once you have made a selection that selection is persisted so if you had previously selected None in your session it will still be selected the next time you select Paint.
@joe99 You should be able to paint on a clip doing:
- Go to the Tools tab
- Select the Paint tool by clicking on it once >>> The cursor should now be a red cross. If it is not, select Front instead of None in the blue drop down button inside the section on the right side of the UI.
- Click on the clip you want to paint on >>> The cursor should now be a white cross
- Select a destination in the Desktop Reels >>> You are now inside the paint module
- Paint the arrow on your clip
- Press the EXIT button
Thank you! It does work, but needs some finetuning
In the Sequences Reel there is now a copy of the clip (in collapsed view): If it is not selected, with a blue border. No idea why…
This way the line/arrow in “only” painted to a single frame. How would you apply the painted line/arrow to e.g. from frame 20 - 40 of the segment? If possible, but not totally important, with a Dissove.
– The blue outline around a clip in the Reels/Freeform view indicates the last clip that was added to a Reel Group.
– It is possible to have the arrow painted on every frame but it is slightly more complicated
- Go in Paint
- Select the AutoPaint submenu instead of Canvas on the left
- Paint the arrow (make sure to paint on the first frame)
- Switch from Record to Play in the Options section >>> a second timebar will appear in the middle of the screen.
- Change the duration of the new timebar (the one at the bottom) to 1 frame
- Click on the Render button (below the EXIT button)
Thank’s! Do you mean this way, 1 to 1 (on the second/new timebar) ?
Yes. Hitting the Render button on the left side should create a new clip on your Desktop with the arrow painted on all frames.
BTW: Happy Cake day @randy
Ok it does work now:) Thank’s for the help! Is it this way possible as well to:
- to apply the line/stroke e.g. from frame 20 - 50
- to apply line/stroke 1 from frame 20 - 50 and line/stroke 2(other design) from frame 80 to 120?
For the Batch environment there is a good tutorial “Batch Paint - Part2.mp4” (Edit the paint stroke duration), but I don’t feel ready for Batch…