Shape Pop Help


Shape Pop is 30 customizable Final Cut Pro X transitions that breaks your video into different shapes to reveal the incoming clip. Use this guide to learn the ins and outs of Shape Pop.

Common Controls

Many Shape Pop templates share common controls that do the same thing. The following are the most common controls.

Style

This drop down selects which clip animates. Select In to animate and reveal the incoming clip. Select Out to animate and hide the outgoing clip.

Direction

This drop down selects which direction you want the animation to move.
▲ = Up | ▼ = Down | ◀ = Left | ▶ = Right
▼▶ Diagonal = Upper left corner to lower right corner
▼◀ Diagonal = Upper right corner to lower left corner
▲▶ Diagonal = Lower left corner to upper right corner
▲◀ Diagonal = Lower right corner to upper left corner

Spread

This slider controls the amount of falloff of the animation. To create a softer transition between each element, increase the Spread value. Style In/Out Spread sliders control the In/Out spread respectively.

Feather

This slider to soften the shape’s edge. Positive feathering values soften the edge of the shape from its edge outward. Negative feathering values soften the edge of a shape inward from the edge.

Change Pattern

This checkbox changes the pattern. Use this with Style In/Out Pattern to generate different patterns layouts.

Style In/Out Pattern

This button randomly generates a new Style In/Out pattern.

Number of Arms

This slider determines the number of arms the burst has.

Spin Direction & Rate

This slider allows you to change which way the animation rotates and how fast. To rotate to the left, slide to the left. To rotate to the right, slide to the right. The more you slide, the faster it rotates. For no rotation put the slider to 0.

Inner/Outer Color

This picks the inner/outer circle’s color.

Circle Size

This slider determine the circle size. Slide left for smaller sizes or slide right for bigger circles. As the size changes the number of circles change as well.

Change Pattern

This checkbox changes the pattern. Use this with Pattern to generate different patterns layouts.

Pattern

This button randomly generates a new Style In pattern.

In/Out Spread

These sliders controls the amount of falloff of the animations. To create a softer transition between each element, increase the Spread value. In Spread controls the first animation and Out Spread controls the second animation.

Color Style

This picks the circle’s color style. Solid uses a solid color picked by the Solid Color control. Gradient applies a gradient across the circles using colors from the Gradient & Color Range control. Color Range assigns a random color from a specified range to each circle.

Solid Color

This picks the circle’s color when Color Style is set to Solid.

Gradient & Color Range

This sets the gradient or color range for the circles when Color Style is set to Gradient or Color Range.

Random Angle

This checkbox sets a random rotation angle for each diamond. The rotation point is at the center of each diamond.

End Angle

This slider sets the angle at the end of the animation pattern. The animation origin angle is 0° and each shape rotates a bit so that the shape’s rotation at the end of the pattern is the same as the End Angle slider value.

Roundness

This slider smooths the corners giving the diamonds a round look.

End Angle

This drop down sets the angle at the end of the animation pattern. The animation origin angle is 0° and each shape rotates a bit so that the shape’s rotation at the end of the pattern is the same as the End Angle value.

Rectangle Angle

Add this to Squares & Rect/Edge Spiral
This slider sets the rotation angle for each shape. The rotation point is at the center of each shape.

Drift

This dropdown selects which way the squares drift as they animate.

Tails

This dropdown selects how many tails the weave pattern has.