Welcome to a ProMessage Volume 2 lesson from Pixel Film Studios.
ProMessage Volume 2 is a dialogue creation tool made exclusively for final cut pro x. Choose from 30 self-animating styles ranging form generic boxed messages to rounded presets with blurring capabilities. The options are truly endless.
Let’s begin by selecting our media from the FCPX media library.
Then Locate ProMessage Volume 2 in the FCPX Titles library.
Browse through the ProMessage Volume 2 presets.
Click and drag the effect directly on top of your media.
Select the adjustment layer and go to the Inspector Window.
Let’s first start by adjusting the position and overall scale of the message box.
You can make these adjustments in the inspector window or you can use the on screen controls in the viewer window.
To position the message box click and drag the center control puck in any direction.
Click and drag the circle above the control puck to scale the message box.
Next you can alter the message text as well as the time and date.
After you can adjust the Message Height and Message Length sliders.
Once you have the Message Controls set continue on to the style controls.
Begin by choosing a color and adjusting opacity.
Then go on to selecting a photo.
If you do not want a picture next to the message box simply uncheck the picture checkbox.
Keeping picture option on you will need to fill the drop zone.
Select the drop zone icon
Then choose your media.
After select apply clip in the lower right corner of the viewer window.
Once you have filled the drop one you can than position and scale the drop zone.
Next you can choose to fill the opaque and change the fill color.
FINAL TOUCHES (ANIMATION CONTROLS)
Now for some final touches.
In the animation controls you can first decide if you want your text to type in or you can have the text automatically show up with the message box.
Then you can adjust the shift distance.
The shift distance slider will control how far your message will shift down.
In order to not have the black bar on top of your media you must compound your adjustment layers.