Importing Animated Graphics

Livestream Studio will accept a folder of images that it will loop through to give the appearance of an animating graphics overlay. 

To keep your images’ backgrounds transparent, PNG files are recommended.

This feature is best for lower third graphics and corner bugs. Larger animated graphics, such as backdrops, should be exported as videos and come in through a media bin.

Your .PNG files must be less than 1.5 million pixels. To determine a PNG file's number of pixels, view a file's properties and multiply the height by the width. For this graphic, which has subtle animations, 1920 x 420 = 806,400 pixels.

To add an animated graphic, go to a graphics overlay channel and add a new layer.

In the GFX Designer, the middle button is for a series of images. Click this to browse your computer.

Select the folder that has your .PNG files and select the first file in that folder. The graphic will take a moment to render in the GFX designer; it will then appear.

From this point, designing the graphic follows the same procedure as designing still graphics (adding data fields, etc.).

All other functions of the graphics overlay, including adding data, changing settings, and pushing and pulling the layer are the same as found in other graphics.

There are a number of templates available for free in the Livestream Graphics Store at livestream.com/studio/graphics

 

When you import an .lsgfx file that contains an animated graphic sequence, Livestream Studio will prompt you to select where you want to save the file on your computer’s hard drive. Choose your destination and then click Select.

The .lsgfx file will load in Livestream Studio; you can edit it in the same fashion as with any other graphic.

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