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Transitions between Scenes

By default, transitions between scenes are defined as cuts; the action in the panel at the end of a shot finishes and immediately displays the next scene. In Storyboard Pro, you can add one of two custom transitions between scenes: Wipe or Dissolve.

This chapter includes the following topics:

Transition Types
Creating Transitions
Modifying a Transition
Deleting a Transition

Transition Types

In Storyboard Pro, you can add one of three custom transitions between scenes.

Dissolve
Edge Wipe
Clock Wipe
Slide

Dissolve

The Dissolve transition is the typical cross-dissolve transition effect. The images gradually fade in and out to a smooth scene transition.

Edge Wipe

By default, the Edge Wipe will pass from one scene to the other with a wiping motion from left to right. It is possible to customize the effect to change the direction of the wiping motion.

Clock Wipe

By default, the Clock wipe will pass from one scene to the other with a circular clockwise wiping motion. It is possible to customize the direction of the wipe as well as the starting angle.

Slide

By default, the Slide transition will pass from one scene to the other by translating the next scene panel from the right side of the camera frame. It is possible to customize the angle and direction.

Creating Transitions

It is simple to add a transition between scenes. Once it is created, you can customize it.

To create a transition between two scenes:

  1. In the Timeline view, select a panel in the scene in which you want to add a transition.

  1. Do one of the following:
From the Storyboard toolbar, click the New Transition button.
Select Storyboard > Add Transition.
Right-click the scene thumbnails and select Add Transition.

A transition is inserted between shots. By default, the transition is a dissolve, although, it can easily be changed to an edge or clock wipe by selecting the transition, and either double-clicking it or changing its type in the Panel view. You can also use the Panel view to change the duration of the transition.

Modifying a Transition

There are a several ways to modify a transition once you have created it:

Changing the Transition Type
Customizing an Edge Wipe Transition
Customizing a Clock Wipe Transition
Change Transition Duration

Changing the Transition Type

To change the transition type:

  1. In the Timeline or Thumbnails view, select the transition.
  1. Do one of the following:
In the Panel view, select Edge Wipe, Clock Wipeor Dissolve from the Type menu.

Double-click a transition in the Timeline view to change the transition type between Dissolve, Edge Wipe, and Clock Wipe.

Customizing an Edge Wipe Transition

When choosing an Edge Wipe transition type, you can customize the direction angle of the wipe.

To modify the direction angle of an Edge Wipe transition:

  1. In the Timeline or Thumbnails view, select the Edge Wipe transition.
1. In the Panel view, use either the Direction knob controller or the text field to set the desired angle value.

Customizing a Clock Wipe Transition

When choosing a Clock Wipe transition type, you can customize the starting angle and direction of the wipe.

To modify the direction angle of an Edge Wipe transition:

  1. In the Timeline or Thumbnails view, select the Clock Wipe transition.
2. In the Panel view, use either the Start Angle knob controller or the text field to set the starting angle value.

3. In the Panel view, use the Direction menu to select the wipe direction.

Clockwise
Counterclockwise

Change Transition Duration

When resizing transitions in the Timeline view, the original ending frame will be preserved, while all the panels touching it will be modified.

To change the transition duration:

  1. In the Timeline view, select a transition.
  1. Do one of the following:
Change the duration of a transition in the Timeline view by dragging either end to lengthen or shorten.

In the Panel view, use the duration field to set the desired value.

Select Storyboard > Change Transition Duration.
The New Transition Duration box opens.

  1. In the New Transition Duration box, type in a new duration in frames.

Deleting a Transition

It is s simple to remove any transitions that are no longer necessary.

  1. Select the transition you want to remove.
  1. Do one of the following:
In the Storyboard toolbar, click the Delete Transition button.
Right-click the transition and select Delete Transition.
Select Storyboard > Delete Transition.
Press [Delete].