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Each box has different settings. To access these settings you only need to click the right mouse button on the corresponding box. These settings can be accessed via one or more tab windows*.

*Here you see the Background box with the parameters, conditions and interactive access point

  • Image and text boxes can appear or disappear in various manners on the screen: in one shot directly on its location without any transition (effect cut), or in a softer more dynamic manner by using one of the appearing or disappearing transition effects. The following list shows the available effects :

    Move - Slide - 2D Effects (containing an assortment of effects including background shapes and various iris openings) - Iris in bar mode - Slow - Fly-over - Shutters - Zigzag and some Zooms.


    For a text box you can use the same effects as for an image box with the exception of two additional effects for specific text: the rolling effect (allows you to roll a text horizontally within a text box) and scrolling effect (allows you to scroll a text vertically).

  • After selecting a transition effect you can select variants of that effect (Example: in the "move" folder, you can choose from 8 options to decide on the direction in which the box will move and the times at which it will appear and disappear).

  • You can also add a fade effect to any other effect. In order to do this you need to select either V1 or V2 in the menu "appearing effect" and/or "disappearing effect". This corresponds to 2 types of fading speed. (V1 for normal speed and V2 for high speed).

  • After setting the time at which the box appears, you can set a pause timed in seconds. To do this, use the "waiting time before disappearing" function. This time corresponds to the time the box will be displayed at its fixed position on the screen. After this pause, the box can stay in that place until the next page is displayed or until the disappearing effect takes place.

  • The disappearing effects are identical to the appearing effects, with the exception that they will remove the box instead of displaying it.

Window of the image box effects

a. Choose from appearing and disappearing effect.
b.Folders containing sub-effects or variants of the selected effect.
c.Select Layer on which the box will be placed.
d.Name of appearing effect + direction or variant of effect.
e. Delay : the beginning of the effect of appearance time and time of the beginning of the effect of disappearance.
f. Waiting time : For a cross fade added to the chosen effect with two speed (V1 normal, V2 fast)
g. Delay : the beginning of the effect of appearance time and time of the beginning of the effect of disappearance.
h. Selection of effect speed

Images effects box

a. Type of appearing effect This is a move effect - moving towards the bottom right. This effect is coupled with a transition (V1 selected).
b. Start time of the appearing effect 
c. Type of disappearing effect This is a 2D effect called star 20. This effect is also couple with a transition (V1 selected).
d. Start time of the disappearing effect 
e. Respect of the ratio : maintains the aspect ratio of the image when enlarged or streched when using templates
f. the button "CG Parameters ' uses features only available through the TVTools Aircast version. 

For a more precise timing of the boxes the times can be entered with decimals. (Example : the box will arrive on the page with a move effect "move down to the right" one and a half seconds (1.5s) after the end of the appearing effect of the background and will disappear 6 seconds later with a 2D star 20 effect).

Based on the previous example, if you would like to have a second box appearing 2 seconds after the first and have them both disappear at the same time as in the previous example, you should enter an appearing time of "3.5" and a disappearing time of "6". In this case, the second box will stay on screen for a total of 2.5 seconds.

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