I'm building a menu in Encore CS5 and am trying to fix it so that when a button is selected the text changes color and a selection tool next to the text appears (both seperate colors).
I've managed to do this by having both as seperate highlights, but the overlay of the text is obviously really low quality and makes the text look awful. Unfortunately the client wants this functuality, so I thought I'd look at using multiple menus, but not really sure where to start.
Is there a tutorial or something that can show me how to work it so when you press down on the remote, instead of going to the next button, it jumps to another menu (that way I can change text colors without using highlights)?
Sorry, I'm a bit of a beginner at Encore. I used to use DVD Studio Pro and knew how to do this in that program, but don't have access to it anymore.
Thanks for all your help.
Autoactivate the button:
I'll see if I can locate a tutorial on this.
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly Stan.
I've just had a little play around with it, and I've got it to work so that when you press up/down it goes to another menu, but when you press enter it still goes to that menu.
I kinda want it to go to another menu if you press up or down, but if you press enter it goes to the timeline for that selection.
Is that possible?
Each button in menu 1 is linked to a different menu, which is identical except for the highlight for that button position. The "up/down" (any navigation action that movies the position into the button) results in the button activating (i.e. not the "select behavior, but the activate behavior of that button in that menu). The link is its other menu, where it looks "selected." On that menu it is linked to its movie, so that hitting enter plays the movie.
Sorry I can't find the tutorial I thought someone did on this.
Edit: fyi, this does not work on a computer using the mouse, because a mouseover does not select the button. If your software player has a "remote," this will work.
Thanks for your help Stan. I've just burnt and checked my dvd and it works fine. There is a slight pause between pressing the up/down keys and the menu reacting on my DVD player, but it's not as bad on my computer, so I presume it just takes longer to switch over on a player. Not sure I can do anything about this. Thanks again.