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From the author of Step 6: Splitting the Screen with the Crop Effect

Step 6: Splitting the Screen with the Crop Effect

You have most of the elements in place to create the enchanted object effect, with the ball freezing in the air at the command of the actor. However, the actor is also frozen in time, and needs to be brought back to life with the Crop effect.

Task: Add the Crop effect to the Freeze Frame clip by following these steps:

  1. If it isn't already displayed, click the Edit tab to display the Edit Workspace. Then click the Effects button to display the Effects view (see Figure 22).
  2. Type Crop in the text field to reveal the Crop effect (see Figure 23).
  3. Drag-and-drop the Crop effect onto the Freeze Frame on the Freeze_Frame track (see Figure 24).
  4. Click the Freeze_Frame (.bmp) clip to select it, and then click the Properties button to open the Properties view (see Figure 25).
  5. If the parameters for the Crop effect are not displayed in the Properties view, click the small triangle next to the Crop text to dial them down (see Figure 26).
  6. By default, the Top value is set to 9%, the Bottom to 20%, and the Right to 14%. Click inside each of these number values and reset all of them to 0% (see Figure 27).
  7. Alter the Crop effect by doing one of the following:
    • If your object travels from left to right across the screen, move the Left slider until it separates the actor and the ball.
    • If your object travels from right to left across the screen (as seen in this example), move the Right slider until it separates the actor and the ball (see Figure 28).
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