Boris Title Studio is broken (Resolved)

WhiteCranePhoto
WhiteCranePhoto Website User Posts: 928 Enthusiast
edited February 2017 in HitFilm

I've been trying to use Title Studio to add some simple titles, and running into some very lame bugs that you'd expect from Microsoft, not someone competent.

1) It always complains about not being able to create the directory:

C:\Program Files\Boris FX, Inc\Lib\BCC OFX 10\FilterSets\

when I launch the UI. 

2) Changing the color of 3D text has no effect.

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AnkPSq9AIf_f9leDAtki2MLFKZb_

3) I deleted the whole shebang, starting over with an empty canvas. Following a tutorial on the Boris site, I created a new flat text object. The result was completely unusable:

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AnkPSq9AIf_f9lmcWlHQU5MXfJSE

The logical default should be for the container to be transparent, and the text not, but that's clearly not the case here, and I'm looking for the way to fix this... any ideas?

 

Comments

  • adamraitano
    adamraitano Website User Posts: 62

    When I have created my text composite shot and I do a proxy the only thing I get is a black screen.  If I have footage that I am trying to put the text onto then the text just simply does not show up.  Am I doing something wrong?  Thanks for your help.

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 19,411 Ambassador

    No immediate ideas, other than writing Boris as well. There seem to be specific issues with Title Studio. 

    I guess my other idea is use 3D Extruded Text. 

    @adamraitano I mergedyour thread with this one. Two threads with issues on the same plug-in in five minutes makes a messy forum. 

     

  • CedricBonnier
    CedricBonnier Staff Administrator, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 1,192 Staff

    @WhiteCranePhoto We've reported 1) to Boris a while ago and received a new build last week containing the fix. It will be in HFP2017 update 2.

    Regarding 2 and 3 to be honest I'm not the best person to ask. Maybe someone on here has played with BCC Titling and can give you an answer, otherwise reaching Boris for help on how to use their plugins sounds like a good idea.

  • WhiteCranePhoto
    WhiteCranePhoto Website User Posts: 928 Enthusiast

    I got most of the way there with the 3D text, after quite a bit of poking around to find the materials options. The materials options are a bit limited though :-/

    I'll pester Boris about the opaque container.

  • NormanPCN
    NormanPCN Website User Posts: 4,062 Enthusiast

    #1 As a workaround, I created that folder myself.

    #2. Are you changing the material style?  I can change the color of the default 3D text with the solid color material styles ("color - ???"). Don't try a texture style as all of those will crash BCC and Hitfilm. Hopefully update 2 fixes that as well as #1.

    Old thread

     https://hitfilm.com/forum/discussion/41817/problem-with-borisfx-title-studio-in-hitfilm

  • CedricBonnier
    CedricBonnier Staff Administrator, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 1,192 Staff

    @NormanPCN yep, texture style crashes in BCC will be fixed in update 2 as well ;)

  • NormanPCN
    NormanPCN Website User Posts: 4,062 Enthusiast
    edited January 2017

    @CedricBonnier I assumed as much. I was doing a little fishing.

  • Dietmarf
    Dietmarf Website User Posts: 5

     I just purchased Hitfilm Pro 2017 and find that both Boris and Mocha don't scale properly on a 4k monitor. I have been in touch with Boris and got no help at all other then "we have not tested  4k monitors"

    Can someone from FXHome put some pressure on these plugins  manufacturers to  get a working product.

    Thank You

  • Dietmarf
    Dietmarf Website User Posts: 5

    I started to do some editing with my new Hitfilm Pro 2017 and could not find the marker tool and a way to lock a video track. I tried "M" which is normally used but this did not work.  The manual does not seem to reference these tools.

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 19,411 Ambassador

    @Dietmarf Hitfilm doesn't have markers at the moment, or a way to lock video. The manual could do with expansion in areas, but it's safe to say if the manual doesn't mention it, Hitfilm doesn't 9yet) do it.

    @Aiden at Digital Blast put this video together--basically you're using another layer with colored planes on it to define a region. The plane edges become "markers" since the playhead likes to snap to event edges.

  • Dietmarf
    Dietmarf Website User Posts: 5

    Thank you, that was helpful

    Cheers Dietmar

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 19,411 Ambassador

    Yeah, Aiden came up with a clever technique. 

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