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Marcus-bip  
#1 Posted : Monday, July 11, 2022 9:11:41 PM(UTC)
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Hi All,

The setup
I've got a set of graphics for a live railway show I'm doing. They are entirely driven from a google sheet via data sources.

An example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaKb-qPO9nM&t=12499s




The data includes:
  • Logo and background colour
  • Information Text
  • Filename of the flying in train graphic.


This all works well for me, but I would like to be able to customise the actual train graphic better.

The Question

As it stands I need to compile a new, single, PNG image for each type of train I will be seeing. For most things, this is easy enough as they are set formations. However, sometimes there is a different colour locomotive on the front or the train, which usually has 10 wagons, only has 7 wagons.

If it were a web page it would just be a line of <img src="loco66745.png"><img src="wagon 1.png"><img src="wagon 1.png"><img src="wagon 1.png"><img src="wagon 2.png"><img src="wagon 3.png"><img src="wagon 1.png"> to butt each graphic one next to the other. As long as the graphics are the same height the width won't matter, as long as they form a train.

But I can't find a way to do this in GT Title. The graphic in the above example is called from a single file and 'fly' in and out. Can the same be applied somehow to a string of images?

Suggestions, please?

Many thanks in advance,

Marcus
doggy  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, July 12, 2022 2:08:16 AM(UTC)
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Just an idea

have a row of image placeholders forming the "train"
fill these with the images pulled from a datasource or other means
Animate this layer (fly in and out ) page selection





train.jpg (300kb) downloaded 1 time(s).
Marcus-bip  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, July 12, 2022 3:17:22 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Dogggy,

I'll look into that. Not sure how it will deal with variable width images though, nor how it would close up any gaps.

Is there a placeholder function in GT Titles? Or do you just insert a random image?

Cheers,

Marcus
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