Adding a floating graphic in a movie or QTVR
Here are the steps to add a stationary graphic track to a QuickTime movie or QTVR. The graphic is black on a white background. It is a two-color bitmap saved as a PICT (.pic) file. I started with an email from Joel Cannon. Reading on page 94 of mp3_mac.pdf, the Movie Player doc, the title is: "Combining tracks with the Add and Add Scaled commands". Joel's sequence starts on 101. I modified the procedure.
- In Picture Viewer, open a bitmap graphic file (PICT) and copy the image.
- In MoviePlayer Pro (QT3), open a movie.
- From the Movie menu, choose "Get Info".
- In left list, click "Movie". In right list, click "Controller".
In the scrollbox below, click "Movie Controller", so it is highlighted.
- Click the movie to make it the focus. From the Edit menu, choose "Select All". Hold down the Option and Shift keys and from the Edit menu, choose "Add Scaled".
- When you see your graphic over the movie, take a deep breath and give thanks that the above steps worked.
- In the "Get Info" window, in the left list, scroll down and click the last track so that it is highlighted. From the right list, choose "Graphics Mode". From the scrollbox, pick "transparent". Click the "Color" button. In the picker, move the slider all the way to the right. This sets the transparent color to white.
- In right list, choose "Size". Click the "Adjust" button. To move the graphic, click and drag or use arrow keys. Take care that the background pano is not moved. When satisfied, click "Done" button.
- In left list, click "Movie". In the right list click "Controller". In the left list, click "QTVR Controller", so that it is highlighted.
- In the playback window, verify that your graphic appears over the movie.