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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 16 Oct 2016 09:34 #80808

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// download attached file, un-zip and run the installer.pkg //



This is BALLOON, a simple to use Balloon-Generator.
After installation, you’ll find it in your Generator tab.

BALLOON offers two OnScreenControls, one for setting the light position, another to position the balloon.
In the Inspector of BALLOON you can set keyframes (center) to animate the balloon on screen.
Scale does what it says, …



You can adjust the color with Hue…

Style comes in two flavours:
• balloon with a string (both objects slowly wiggle in the wind…)
• small sign: here, some note is attached to the balloon, in the Inspector tab you’ll find basic title settings



By adding several instances of this generator you can create a flock of balloons.
When using just one letter, as in this demo, you have to adjust the text’ baseline.

(Owners of Motion5 can modify this generator and create a Particle-Generator out of it, …)





It’s a grey day here, so I hope, a free balloon brings some color into your life ;)

Enjoy Movie Making!


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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 16 Oct 2016 11:02 #80809

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Great job. Often your mind churns out great ideas. This is one of those, Moreover also well realized. By the time you becoming better like a fine wine.
Complimenti Luigi

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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 16 Oct 2016 13:14 #80815

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Pielle wrote: … By the time you becoming better like a fine wine. …


mille gracie, Luigi, esp. for comparing me with wine .... unfortunately, I'm sometimes a bit corky :silly: LOL

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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 16 Oct 2016 18:05 #80820

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GREAT, Karsten. I like this a lot. Now trying to think of some upcoming videos where I incorporate it. Also you included a nifty install program that I would like to get hold of. Is that some free thing you got off the net? Is it a commercial product? Or did you create it? (Sorry if this is a somewhat newbie question, still getting my feet wet, here :blink: )

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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 16 Oct 2016 19:15 #80822

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KBayquoi wrote: …you included a nifty install program that I would like to get hold of. Is that some free thing you got off the net? Is it a commercial product? Or did you create it? …



Thanks, Kenneth for the flowers conc. the balloon(s) … 
… but who doesn't like a free balloon? :silly:

The Installer…
Although it should be drop-dead-easy to drag a folder (=plugin) into some other corresponding folder (~/Movies/Motion Template/yaddayadda…), Apple-heads like me prefer some one-click-done solution.

There're, btmk, two:
MTT , by honorable forum member and for-decades-Apple-mastermind Andreas Kiel … and what I'm too dumb to using it :blink:
Andreas, fellow countryman of mine, so no language barrier, tried his best to navigate me - nope, me 'mouse-pusher', no engineer.-
It comes with dozen of options (…that's where you lose me instantly) => have a look at it FIRST!

pkg-maker - weapon of my choice, recommended to me by honorable broad member Paul , which is part of Xcode, Apple's Dev Tool. You need a (free) Dev Account, dl the 2 tons of Xcode, and inside you find the pkg-maker
For details, check your Personal Message (upper right, those tiny orange dot) … ;)

No, not my invention, me just a humble user, able to customise it cosmetically ........ LOL

... now, to the Private Message ...............

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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 17 Oct 2016 11:50 #80839

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Hi Karsten,
Just wanted to give you a heads up. I took the liberty of using these balloons for a new project I am doing. This will be a new (free again) plugin I will be putting out there for anyone interested. I used your balloons at the end of the video(with credit to you, of course). Hope that is OK. :whistle:

Demo of Carousel Videos

Hope to have this plugin up shortly, just a few more bugs to work on yet. :blush:

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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 17 Oct 2016 12:11 #80842

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KBayquoi wrote: … I used your balloons at the end of the video(with credit to you, of course). Hope that is OK. …


That's why we publish our stuff here in this section of fcp.co - to share with others. So, very ok using it. With or without credit .....

btw:
love that 'plop' when you let the ballon vanish :woohoo: .... inspiring for an update, to add a 'plop' animation (1-2 frames of an exploding balloon). Unfortunately, the actual vers. of M5 doesn't allow to share audio via plugin .......

... so many ideas, so lil' time.

Your 'accordion' effect is again excellent executed, I'm impressed by your excessive usage of masks&layers... a nice one for stills, on my behalf ........

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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 08 May 2020 15:44 #107002

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Hallo Karsten, leider lässt sich der Generator nicht mehr unter Mojave installieren,
hast Du den Ballongenerator eventuell noch für FCPX unter Mojave?
Gruß Marcus.

PS Tolle Idee mit dem Ballongenerator!

Hello Karsten, unfortunately the generator can no longer be installed under Mojave,
do you still have the balloon generator for FCPX under Mojave?
Say hi to Marcus.

PS Great idea with the balloon generator!

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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 09 May 2020 07:32 #107018

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marcus.jurk wrote: Hallo Karsten, leider lässt sich der Generator nicht mehr unter Mojave installieren,…


och schode, und ich war so stolz auf den Installer :(
(lang lang is her.......)

lade Dir mal das angehängte zip runter, un-zip, und installier den Ordner manuell an die richtige Stelle - viel Erfolg!
…und freut mich, dass Dir meine kleine Spielerei gefällt :)

==English … sort-of … ==
dl and un-zip attached file, install folder at approbate location …
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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 09 May 2020 09:06 #107021

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Moin, Carsten, ich mag solche "kleine Spielereien" - hast Du wirklich toll gemacht!
Ich hatte mir gestern Abend noch selbst helfen können, indem ich mir mein altes Macbook von 2009 genommen habe und habe dort die Dateien mit dem Installer entdecken können.
Dennoch vielen Dank für deine schnelle Hilfe und Reaktion.

Bist Du noch weiter aktiv im "FCPX und Motion" Bereich?
Gruß von der Nordsee
Marcus

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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 10 May 2020 04:46 #107056

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marcus.jurk wrote: …Bist Du noch weiter aktiv im "FCPX und Motion" Bereich?


ichsachmaso: deutlich weniger als noch vor ein paar Jahren …
Mir gehen langsam die Ideen aus, bzw stoß ich an Grenzen meines Könnens, vieles was ich im Kopp hab geht nur mit dem pluginSDK von Apple, sowas zB
mail.fcp.co/forum/6-motion-5/25786-you-c...ublish-an-audio-well

… und richtig Programmieren kann ich nicht, "pluginSDK for Dummies" gibt es leider nicht.

'Seit Jahren' gammelt unvollendet mein UFO Generator und ein Looneytunes TitelGen auf meiner Festplatte LOL … mal schauen.

… jetzt rutschen wir langsam ins OffTopic, sagt der Moderator in mir … ;)

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BALLOON - free&easy to use Balloon generator 10 May 2020 13:44 #107074

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Everyone is home for the pandemic and going crazy. Slide off-topic. We could all use entertainment and distraction. :lol:

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