How to reduce a clip to nothing then expand it again to full size

terrypin wrote on 10/8/2012, 4:36 AM

A basic tutorial using Key Frames, for beginners.
Intended for MEP 16, 17, MX and 2013, but principles are similar in earlier versions.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK


Terry, East Grinstead, UK. PC: i7 6700K, 4.0 GHz, 32GB with Win 10 pro. Used many earlier versions of MEPP, currently mainly MEPP 2016 & 2017 (Using scores of macro scripts to add functionality, tailored to these versions.)


fgd3 wrote on 12/18/2012, 9:20 AM

It didn't work for me.  I found I had to establish the keyframes first, then modify the middle one.  It makes for a streamlined workflow.

1.  Import the picture.

2.  Go to Effects/Movement Effects/Size/Position.

3.  Set a keyframe at the beginning, middle, and end of the object.

4.  Click on the middle keyframe icon in the effects timeline.

5.  Change the width to 1 and tab out of the field.  Width and height will both become 1.

6.  Click Centre.

7.  Move the orange marker to the beginning and play to see the results.