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  1. Member p_l's Avatar
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    This thread is a showcase for your menus. Post them here for all to see, along with a brief note about the software and technique you used.

    They can be motion menus (these made with Ulead DVD Workshop 2)...

    pretear.wmv

    Battlestar Galactica.wmv

    and of course (you and I may think it's too long, but I know a six-year-old who can't get enough)...

    hellokitty.wmv


    or still menus (these made with Ulead DVD MovieFactory 1)...













    ...or this still from a motion menu created with Ulead DVD Workshop 2...

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  2. pretear.wmv it's not working.
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    OK, it's working now. Be sure to keep your uploaded files under the 2MB limit. And let's keep the stills to a limit of 640x480, so we don't have to scroll way over to the right.
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  4. How do you upload Video files? Never did know we could.
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    You actually like the Galactica remake? I turned it off when "Starbuck" decided to get naked. Worst show I've ever seen, and I;ve suffered thru eps of "Babylon 5" and "Buffy". Even remembering it now makes me sick.


    You are in breach of the forum rules and are being banned. Keep your opinions to yourself.
    / Moderator John Q. Publik
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  7. Originally Posted by p_l
    Didnt think it was for video..lol
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    Show Us Your Menus!
    I thought you'd never ask. This is the current project I'm working on. Its a documentary of a trip we took to Ukraine for an organization called Hope Now. The menus were created using 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere, and a few dozen freeware apps.

    (encoded with divx for video and mp3 for audio.)
    http://users3.ev1.net/~CavemanLawyer/main.avi

    http://users3.ev1.net/~CavemanLawyer/camera.avi

    http://users3.ev1.net/~CavemanLawyer/pictures.avi

    Here's a picture from the photo gallery. Everything else is pretty much motion menus.

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  9. Battlestar Galactica....

    Wow, blast from the past, I use to love that show.
    Nice menu with the red light representing the Cylons eye.
    Looks great. Looks like a professionally done DVD.
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    Adam, nice menus. I particularly like the pan effect to your two submenus. Also, nice to have your own server!
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    Originally Posted by BSR
    the red light representing the Cylons eye.
    Yay! Someone who got it! I'm not a misunderstood artist anymore.
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    Where do you find time to do menus? With 300 Gig of video files on the computer, 37 hours on the DVD recorder, 23 DVD-RWs and 25 DVD-RAM to author, there isn't the time, which is why I stick to the simple stuff in TDA. The vast majority of people I end up doing DVD-Rs for only want to watch the movie/TV show. They don't care about the work you put into menus at all which is why "no menu" gets selected a lot in my household when authoring discs...
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  13. Originally Posted by Forum Troll
    "Starbuck" decided to get naked.
    hmmmm, think I missed that episode.... Thank God.

    Are you sure it was Battlestar Galactica and not some type of bad porn.

    Wasn't he also Face in The A-Team.
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    I think nice looking menus are a huge part of an enjoyable DVD. Maybe I'm just so proud of my finished product, but after I create what I think is a nice menu, I sometimes will just watch the menu and navigate for a while It's the same argument people will make for or against DVD inserts / disk art. I personally want not only a great quality movie (in terms of picture / audio), but I want a great presentation. That includes chapter points, menus, artowrk, and the works. Then again, I'm not really making DVD-Rs for other people.. they're primarily for my own enjoyment.
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    Originally Posted by cazeek
    I think nice looking menus are a huge part of an enjoyable DVD. Maybe I'm just so proud of my finished product, but after I create what I think is a nice menu, I sometimes will just watch the menu and navigate for a while It's the same argument people will make for or against DVD inserts / disk art. I personally want not only a great quality movie (in terms of picture / audio), but I want a great presentation. That includes chapter points, menus, artowrk, and the works. Then again, I'm not really making DVD-Rs for other people.. they're primarily for my own enjoyment.
    Well put. My philosophy exactly. Finishing touches: That's what makes it such an enjoyable hobby. I guess it's like tying the perfect fly, whittling just the right expression into a statuette, or getting your car's engine to hum and roar musically while its paint job gleams in the sun proudly.
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    Ok I pulled out a couple more of my past projects. These are examples of what I call, Virtual Resume's. They give all of your resume info via an interactive presentation. The disks autoplay on your pc so they are foolproof. The first one is mine which did land me a job in a law firm (he specifically said it was what got me the interview) and the second one is one I did for a friend in Med School. I have to admit that the main menu pictures were taken from pc games but were highly edited, and all the other menu's and features are custom made. (Yes I got permission to use the graphics.)

    Mine:






    http://users3.ev1.net/~CavemanLawyer/employment.avi

    Friend's:


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    Stunning! Even the Law & Order ka-ching sound! No wonder you got the job!
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    I see a lot of people with just too much time at their hands...

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    Here are a few more, made with Ulead DVD Workshop 2:

    enterprise.wmv


    sixfeetunder.wmv


    niptuck.wmv



    And some still menus made back in the day with Ulead DVD MovieFactory 1:













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    I really like your motion menus p_l, very clean. They have given me some new ideas.

    Here is another one. This is the first menu I can remember making. I was converting the DVD10 of Goodfellas to DVD5 and realized I was going to have to reauthor anyway. Since the menu's on the DVD are easily the worst I've ever seen, I figured it would be better to just make my own.

    http://users3.ev1.net/~CavemanLawyer/goodfellas.avi


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    I'm really impressed with the menus posted so far! Adam, your's are stunning!

    Here are two motion menus from a DVD I've just made to accompany a music video (which my friends and I also made) for a local punk rock band, Stitched Up.

    Main Menu

    Extras Menu

    The entire DVD took me about 6 weeks to create and complete (there's a hell of a lot of stuff on there!). I used Paint Shop Pro 7 and Vegas 5.0 to create all the menus.

    If anybody is interested, here is the music video.
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    I'd love to join in the party here, of menu making
    But, my only problems with making menus is *not* that I can't or don't know how,
    but rather, because there aren't any freeware apps that allows this
    under windows 98 gold
    And, because I'm under win98 gold, I can't use those that might come close to
    freeware.. for instance, TDA require's w98SE at minimum. Anyways.

    @ p_l (and others)

    The only problem I have w/ low-res menu pics is that they tend to throw off
    my interests because they are too blury to enjoy or appreciate
    I hate scrolling left/right w/ long pics too. But, maybe if a better
    resizing was used in the pics that are U/L'ed might help.
    But, 720 x 480 is fine with me. If I max'ize my window, its fine

    Also, I can't appreciate your sample, becuase you're usign a codec that I don't
    have (nor want to install - too many problems) *.wmv give my OS big headackes
    though divX doesn't (as much)

    I'll just watch by the sidelines for now

    Cheers,
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    Here's an old motion menu I did a few years back. Mainly used Vegas, and maybe some other things, don't quite remember. This is part of the main menu that leads to the track selection menu.

    menu.avi
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  24. Thought I would bring this thread back to Life.


    Here'a a simple menu made with After Effects ,Paintshop and Ulead DVD Movie Factory.

    111111.mpg
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    Nice effect, canadateck.


    Here are a couple more of mine, heavily compressed...

    My Menu with that cloying Elmo song

    sailorstars.wmv

    pgsmspecial.wmv


    If anyone's wondering how to rip and encode your menu to put up here, here's how I do it: In DVD Shrink's Reauthor mode, select the menu only and hit Backup!, and save to a VIDEO_TS folder. Open that in TMPGEnc Xpress using the Source Wizard and encode to WMV format, tweaking the settings to make a 1.85MB file for upload to this site.

    If you have another method, please share it here, too.
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    https://www.videohelp.com/~liquid217/sample.avi

    This was generated with avisynth/dvdauthorgui. The background is from mainconcept's texture loops. The sample dvd used with this dvd can be found here:
    https://www.videohelp.com/~liquid217/dvdauthorgui.pl?p=download
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  27. I open the m2v created in DLP, in virtualdubmod. DivX compression, save as .avi
    Cheers, Jim
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    Pretty cool!
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