Have you ever wanted to animate the effects in Sony Vegas? For example, have you ever wanted to have the swirl in the swirl effect move over time, or have the wave in the wave effect gradually intensify? Follow these steps to find out how.
STEP BY STEP
Select the effect you want for the video clip. To do this, simply right click the video clip you want to edit and select “Video Event FX” on the drop-box. A larger box will come up; select the effect you want by clicking one and clicking “OK”.
Change the starting setting of the effect to your liking. For example, taking the swirl effect, if you want the starting swirl start at the top-right, select the small, white circle on the area map, and drag it to the top-right, where you want it to be located currently.
Drag the timer ticker across the timeline to the point in time you want the change to stop. Say you want that swirl previously mentioned to move the lower left in five seconds. You would drag the ticker across the timeline to the five second mark, where the changes will stop.
Select the ending effects for that point in time. This is basically the same as step two, only this time, the settings you choose for this point will be the ones you end up with.
- If you want multiple effects happening on one clip, click the “Plug-In Chain…” button (the small, green button with a rectangle and two circles on the ends of it), found on the upper-right section of the Video Effect FX window. Repeat Steps 2-4 from that point.
- You can also click the “Event FX” button (the same button as Tip 1′s) on the clip image to open the Video FX selection screen.
Sony Vegas is a pretty heavy program, so make sure your computer is fast enough to handle it.