Animating button images
In addition to choosing the images on buttons, you can animate these images.
To animate a button’s image:
On the finished disc, the button will display a segment of the linked title or playlist, starting at the frame/slide specified in the Set Button Image window. To see the animation, you must simulate the project and “render” the menu. See Testing playback for details.
Animating a button in a menu with a still image background causes it to become a motion menu.
To change the motion menu duration:
- Click the menu’s icon in the Project window. The Attributes window displays the menu’s attributes.
- On the Attributes window’s General tab, change the Display Duration by dragging the slider or entering a time value. If the menu does not have a background audio track, the maximum duration is 00:04:15:00.
See Setting menu durations for more information.
Note: Motion menus can consume large amounts of disc space. The DVD-Video format allows menus to use up to 1 GB of space, which could be filled very quickly if your menu durations are too long (especially if you choose a high video bit-rate in the Project Preferences). We recommend making menu durations no longer than 60 seconds.