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In his third tutorial on getting started with Adobe Encore, Andrew Devis demonstrates how to select different types of buttons, how to add them to your menu and then how to wire up the buttons to create your project. Andrew demonstrates this using the flowchart window, which is a simple and intuitive way of editing your project, giving powerful and clear visual feedback.



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Re: Adobe Encore Basics 3: Buttons & Wiring up our Project
by Terry Wall
Hey, Andrew, I just wanted to take a moment to give you HUGE PROPS for your series on Encore! And as you have said on more than one occasion, the "Flowchart" is the coolest thing since--as we would say here in the US--night baseball! Every time I author a DVD and whip right through it using the Flowchart, I breathe a sigh of relief. Thanks for the tip...I share it with everyone I know that uses Adobe apps! I'm just bummed that CS6 is the last version that came bundled with Encore. Do you think there will be any new follow-on product?

You're the best!
~TW
Re: Adobe Encore Basics 3: Buttons & Wiring up our Project
by Uckoo Pradeep Kumar
Sir I am creating a menu but end point problem is always showing when checking the build please help.
@Uckoo Pradeep Kumar
by Andrew Devis
Hi Uckoo

When you run the 'check project' try clicking on the error message you get and see what is highlighted in the properties panel. This should give you an idea of what you need to change/fix.

Hope this helps
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Adobe Encore Basics 3: Buttons & Wiring up our Project
by Nadine Van Hees
Andrew, this is the best thing I've seen since I started learning PPCS6. I'm so excited to watch the rest, but I can't get my library to fill up with buttons. No buttons. Very few menus and nothing else. I've re-loaded my program CD 3 times, dragged the info to the Encore icon and on and on. Still no content (barely). Any ideas on that one? Man, you have got the tutorial nailed! If I would have found you earlier, I could have saved myself a lot of mental pain.
My gratitude.
@Nadine Van Hee
by Andrew Devis
Hi Nadine

Sorry you're having problems getting the content sorted out. There should be a DVD or a file called 'content' that you can install, but like yourself I've not got a great deal of content out of it and in the past I've simply copied and pasted content from previous versions of Encore to fill the library!

I intend to ask Adobe about it at some point but haven't had the time to ask recently, however, in the meantime it may well be worth having a look on the forum in the COW and search the issue as I think lots of people have struggled with it and there may be a few solutions to be found there.

One other thing to check is to have a look at the title creation window in Premiere Pro and then look at your templates and see if any templates have loaded? If there aren't any templates in Premiere Pro then your content disc hasn't been installed.

Sorry not to be more help, I will try and get in touch with Adobe over the coming weeks about it and if I hear anything I'll let people know.

All the best
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Getting Going with Encore 3: Buttons & Wiring up our Project
by Angel Morales
Thanks a lot! This will help me in my next production I have coming up next month. Thanks for the tutorial.
Re: Getting Going with Encore 3: Buttons & Wiring up our Project
by Andrew Devis
Hi Angel
I have recorded and uploaded a tutorial on motion menus - no 6 I think, which deals with motion menu. You use the same approach for motion or video buttons as well. If you get in touch with someone like Abraham Chaffin in the cow the may be able to point you to the link early? I suspect though that the problem may be knowing how to render the motion items which is easy increase you know how and is covered in that tutorial.

Hope this helps
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Getting Going with Encore 3: Buttons & Wiring up our Project
by Angel Morales
I've used encore quite a bit and already knew what the tutorial covered but I was wondering if you could help me with somethings. I wanted to know if you could make a tutorial or direct me to a tutorial on making video buttons that play video instead of framing the first shot and also how to make custom button that only appear when you get to the desired action instead of always remaining visible. I also wanted to know how to make a background video that keeps playing even after transitioning to another menu. So if I have a video of a waterfall as my menu I want it to keep going without stuttering when going to another menu. I've seen these sort of things in menus but don't know how to accomplish them in Encore.


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