A 3D transition that moves a layer in z-space while fading the opacity of the other layer.
Getting Started in a timeline
- Dragging the transition over your edit in the timeline, drop it at the end or beginning of a clip, or in between two clips.
- Modify the Duration either by entering a length in the field, or dragging directly in the timeline.
- You can choose the Alignment (Center at Cut, Start at Cut, End at Cut, Custom Start) either by positioning the transition in the timeline, or by choosing from the Alignment drop-down in some host applications.
Getting Started in a compositor
- Apply the transition to the layer you want to transition from.
- Choose the footage layer you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu. (Note for Motion users: drag the footage layer up to the Transition B box).
- Animate your transition using the Mix slider from 0-100%. Set a keyframe for 0% where the transition should start, then set another at 100% for the end.
Modify the Transition
- Use Direction to choose whether the animation will be a Dolly In or Dolly Out.
- The Animation drop-down menu gives multiple choices of interpolation styles for the animation of your transition. The default is 'Ease In Out Quad'.
- The Dolly slider gives you control to move the camera closer in or further away along the Z-axis from the transitioning layers. Bringing the control down to 0 will move the layer directly to the camera while turning the slider up to 1.2 will move the camera further away from the layer.
- Motion Blur:
- Add realistic motion blur by choosing a setting from the drop-down menu: Off, Low, Medium, or High. The higher the Motion Blur setting, the more instances of the layer will appear in between frames.
- The Motion Blur Shutter angle default is set to 180º. Turning it up towards 360º will spread the motion blur iterations out even with high number of blur levels.
- Edge Smoothing provides levels of anti-aliasing to your edges, giving them a less jagged look. Options for the strength of the smoothing are none, low, medium, or high. Setting this to high may increase playback and render time.