Importing Animated Graphics

Livestream Studio will accept a folder of images that it will loop through. 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 at 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 pixels, view that file's properties and multiply the height by the width. For this graphic, which has subtle animations, 1614 x 390 = 629,460 pixels.

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

In the GFX Designer, there is an additional button in the module to search for a series of images. Click on this button to browse your computer.

Select the folder that has your .PNG files and select the first file in that folder. The graphic will then appear in the GFX Designer.

From there, 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 other graphics.

There are a number of templates available for free in the Livestream Graphics Store

 

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 and you can edit it in the same fashion as with any any other graphic.

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5 Comments

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    Luke Fragello

    Is it possible to turn off the loop feature for an animation? Thank you!

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    Emily

    Hi Luke,

    Not at this time, no. That's a great idea though, such as transitioning in a graphic. I'll add this as a feature request for our developers. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Spira.TV

    Please add the option to turn it off!! thanks a lot!

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    CJ Oden

    I second that! Please add the option to turn it off.

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    Gutierre Filmes

    Let us know when you add the feature to turn it off.

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