The Fade Event Editor lets you:
control a programmatic fade in or fade out to/from a defined colour and intensity over time.
IN / OUT FRAME
Specify the IN frame in which the fade should start and the OUT frame in which the fade should end by entering a number (>0)
Enter the type of Fade: IN FADE , OUT FADE or CUSTOM
FADE START INTENSITY (custom type only)
Specify the intensity of the fade colour at the start of the event. 0% is fully transparent, 100% is fully opaque
FADE END INTENSITY (custom type only)
Specify the intensity of the fade colour at the end of the event. 0% is fully transparent, 100% is fully opaque
Enter the duration (frames) of the Fade, or enter an Out Frame number
END COLOUR (custom type only)
Choose a colour for the end intensity by clicking on the colour palette
START COLOUR (custom type only)
Choose a colour for the start intensity by clicking on the colour palette
Add a FADE Event
- Set your In and Out Points on the Timeline.
- Click next to to the left of the Timeline
- A new Event (colour block) will appear on the Timeline
- The FADE Editor will appear in the Preview Window
- Enter a Name (optional)
- Choose the FADE TYPE: Fade In, Fade Out or Custom. A Fade In will always create a fade in from 100% black, to fully transparent. A Fade Out will create a fade from fully transparent to 100% black colour. Choose Custom when you want to change the start or end intensity, or change the start or end colour of the fade.
Make it a habit to close an Event Editing Panel once you are finished by pressing C or clicking “X” on the panel. This way you will avoid accidentally changing the IN and OUT points of your fade when authoring a new event right after.
Why use Fades?
A programmatic fade has the advantage that it will show a gradual change of colour over time, without showing any pixellation or compression. Often in VR when a fade to black or fade from black is being used in the footage (‘baked in’), compression is seen which can be distracting to the user. By using programmatic fades, you avoid seeing these unwanted artifacts.
Delete a FADE Event
- Double Click on the Event on the Timeline or from the Event List panel
- The FADE Editor will appear
- Click on
- A confirmation appears – select “Delete” to permanently delete that Event, or “Keep” to cancel the request
Once deleted, the panel will close and the Event will disappear from both the Timeline and the Event list.
Moving and minimizing the Fade Event Editor
- Click and hold the left mouse button over the top bar to move the panel
- Click on on the top right corner of the window to minimize the panel
- To close the panel click on on the top right corner of the window