Media 100 Tutorial – Part 25: Boris RED Pt. 3: The Interface

media-100-logoBy Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

In our last lesson, in our look at learning Media 100, we launched Boris Red, and talked about what we can do with it. In this lesson, we’ll become familiar with the interface, and what some of the more important panels do!

Since we’ve already launched Boris Red (we did that in lesson 22), we are now sitting on the main interface window. Since I have extensive After Effects experience, I’ve laid out the Boris Red interface to be very similar to AE.  

In the upper left hand window we have the Project Window; this is where all our project elements go:

Project
Project

You’ll noticed that next to that we have the Controls tab, which is where you have complete control over parameters ranging from Position to Scale to Opacity, and even Transfer Modes, plus so much more!

Controls
Controls

To the right of the tabbed project window, we have the Canvas, which is where you will not only see your composite as you’re creating it, but you can also make changes to it at any time:

Canvas
Canvas

At the bottom of the window is the Timeline, where you will add not only layers of video, but other elements to really make your motion graphics come to life!

Timeline
Timeline

There are many other tabs to work with in Boris Red, but this main setup is going to give you access to the main tools you need to get your graphics looking exactly the way you need them to look!

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Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.

 

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