Fade in to scene while displaying a scene title

  • #1, by ChrissTuesday, 06. May 2014, 14:55 7 years ago
    Hey there!

    I’m trying to find a way to fade into a scene (only if a certain condition is checked):


    1. Black screen
    2. A fancy chapter title fades in
    3. The black screen fades out
    4. The fancy chapter title fades out


    So far I’ve created an Object (named „chaptertitle” with an image containing the title … duh!) and switched to the „Actions“-Tab of the scene, created a new Action (At beginning of scene) And that’s about it. I’ve searched for the right action part, but now I’m a bit lost.

    Any hints? :-)

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  • #2, by afrlmeTuesday, 06. May 2014, 15:20 7 years ago
    if you add the black background to the scene as an object. You can use the set object visibility action part at the beginning of scene to control the transparency of the object. Also the action part allows you to set a delay value of how long it will fade in/out to the new transparency value for.

    So in other words you would do something along the lines of...
    -- at begin of scene action

    if condition 'condition_name' is true
    pause for x ms (time before you want to start fading in title image)
    set visibility of object 'title_object' 100% (x time in ms)
    pause for x ms (time until you want the black image to start fading out)
    set visibility of object 'black_object' 0% (x time in ms)
    ...
    end if
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    if you add the condition the properties tab of the black image object then it will only be displayed/active if the condition is true.

    This is just a quick general summary... you will have to work out the delay times & what have you yourself.

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  • #3, by ChrissTuesday, 06. May 2014, 15:27 7 years ago
    That looks brilliant. I’ll check it out tonight, thanks a lot so far! :-)

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  • #4, by ChrissWednesday, 07. May 2014, 16:29 7 years ago
    So far it works like a charm. Thank you very much.

    Next problem is I have a couple of particle effects in that screen. Is there a way to put them behind my black-object? Or to delay the initiation of the particle effects?

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  • #5, by afrlmeWednesday, 07. May 2014, 16:45 7 years ago
    You can assign particles to scene objects, which in turn controls the z-depth position of the particles based on the object center of said object.

    Check the "effects" tab of the object you want to link the particle to.

    I've not really dabbled with the particle system much, but if you were to add the particle to a blank object & create/link a condition to the properties tab for the object then you could define when the object should be active based on value of the condition. It should only show the particle if the object is active I think. So er leave the particle dropdown empty for the scene itself.

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  • #6, by ChrissWednesday, 07. May 2014, 17:12 7 years ago
    You sir, are awesome!

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