Ken Burns Effect in Rev?

Scott Rossi scott at
Fri May 13 22:35:55 EDT 2005

Recently, Richard Gaskin  wrote:

> I really like iPhoto's Ken Burns Effect transition, and have pondered
> how I might do something like that in Rev.   It's not necessarily
> atom-splitting, but since it involves changing an image's rect during a
> fade I'm at a loss to figure out how that would work, since we can do
> one and then the other but I can't figure out how to do both simultaneously.
> What am I missing?

If I understand what you're after, I bet there's a built-in transition
provided by QuickTime that provides something close to what you're looking
for.  Otherwise, I would think you gotta script it.  If you're dealing with
some kind of image you can use the blendlevel combined with
scaling/movement.  For example, capture the current card image onto the new
cd, then move and blendlevel the capture to reveal the new card.  Might not
be as smooth as desired,  so I would check QT's effects to see if the wheel
has already been invented.


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
E: scott at

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