Composite shot

HitFilmer289932
HitFilmer289932 Posts: 83 Enthusiast

How do i open a new project directly into a composite shot without going first to the Editor? When I click on New, it goes right to the editor. There's no option to go to composite shot.

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  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,688 Ambassador
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    Building off what @GrayMotion writes, I have a folder on my desktop with my self-made "template" projects. My simplest is a Comp Shot with a black plane and white plane in the Media Bin at a given resolution and frame rate. I open Hitfilm by double-clicking the project file. It opens Hitfilm directly into this project, comp ready to go. One of my more complex templates is set up for 3D model work and has a Comp with some 3-point lighting, a camera rig and a second (embedded) Comp with some HDRI images so I can quickly assign a test environment map to my model.

    Taking a few minutes to set something similar up for yourself will save you time later.

  • HitFilmer289932
    HitFilmer289932 Posts: 83 Enthusiast
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    Thanks for the tips. Much appreciated.

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  • GrayMotion
    GrayMotion Posts: 1,628 Enthusiast
    edited July 17

    Simple answer here...When you create new project there is no composite shot created yet...thus there is nothing to load.

    Once you create a composite shot it's added to the timeline. From there you can load different workspaces i.e.; compositing, colorist, audio, etc etc. You can also make your own custom workspace. Take a look at the top menu Window/Workspaces. Notice I have detached the Effects panel and put it on the right and then saved a custom workspace that I can load on a click from the menu. The workspace layout is saved if I save the project and then the next time I load the file it's already setup the way I like it.

    Make sense?


  • GrayMotion
    GrayMotion Posts: 1,628 Enthusiast

    @Triem23 My thoughts exactly. Just never came out of my brain when I was typing 😉