Viewers: in countries Watching now:
In Encore CS5 Essential Training, author Chad Perkins gives an extensive overview of Encore CS5, Adobe's powerful application for authoring DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Flash-based video for the web. This course covers adding audio and subtitle tracks, creating image slideshows, and using Encore as a presentation tool. Also explained are the Blu-ray enhancements in CS5, and advanced techniques such as creating games and hidden content for disc menus. Exercise files are included with the course.
Another interesting trick you can do with DVDs is to create little games. You are not going to be able to make like Super Mario Brothers or something, but you can create some basic, simple word games, and things where there are puzzles or allow people choices. So, for example, here I have this menu, What is the airspeed velocity of an Unladen Swallow? We have a few answers here, 10 Meters/Second is the correct answer. And so I actually have separate menus here. I have a Correct menu, and I have a Wrong menu. So really this is a function of menus. Again, we see that menus are the core of what we do in Encore, even if we are just playing around with DVD games.
So I'm going to select African or European. That is an incorrect answer. I am going to select the Wrong menu here. I am going to link this button to that. B. Really Fast is also a wrong answer, so I am going to link this button to the Wrong Answer. 10 Meters/Second is correct. So I am going to link this to the Correct menu. And what is Airspeed is also incorrect, so I am going to link this also to the Wrong menu. Now, let's go ahead and select the Question menu, right-click on it, and choose Preview from Here.
So we have our menu, now let's go ahead and choose this incorrect answer, African or European. We failed, so now we click Try Again, and we didn't link this up to our original menu. So what we need to do is go to our Wrong menu, click on Try Again, link this back to the question here. Now, I can right-click on Question > Preview from Here, and we will try Really Fast this time, Fail, click on Try Again, and we get more chances. When we finally do get the right answer, we go to Correct! Good Job! And then do Next Question.
So then we could link to a different menu and keep traveling down this path. So let's say on a DVD you had some trivia. You could make it so that in order to get the big prize at the end, maybe some extra bonus footage or something like that, they have to answer all the questions correctly eventually to get there. I might recommend that if you did create an elaborate game that use the flow chart to determine where people are going to go, with what answerers, and what's going to lead them where. So again, while this is not a Nintendo game, there is some opportunity here to create some creative strategy-type games.
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Encore CS5 Essential Training .
Here are the FAQs that matched your search "" :
Sorry, there are no matches for your search "" —to search again, type in another word or phrase and click search.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.