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Avid Marquee 3D Extrusion

Avid Media Composer comes bundled with an incredible title tool called Avid Marquee.  In case you are curious, Marquee used to cost $7500, and it was recommended that you run the software on a SGI running Irix. It is now included with all current versions of Avid Media Composer.

Marquee doesn't ship with any manuals and the learning curve can be daunting.  Here are the basic steps to creating an extruded title.


Before you begin, make sure you are working with the 'Basic Toolset' at the top of the toolset menu. The first step is to click on the 'text tool' and type a title in the Canvas area of Marquee.






In this example, I'll type the words '3D Title' in the canvas area.  Next, make sure the title is active by clicking on the 'edit tool'. 





Now it's time to give your title some color and turn on some lighting.


Find the 'Quick Titles Properties' dialog box and make the following changes. 

  • Turn on 'enable lighting'
  • Turn on 'enable gradient'
  • Change Mapping to 'container'

Next, hold down the 'ALT' key on your keyboard and double click in the middle of the color gradient bar.  This should add an additional keyframe.  Double click on the keyframe and choose a new color.




Next, click on the 'rotate' tool and rotate your title towards by grabbing the blue area of the rotate sphere.






Your title should look something similar to this:












Next, find 'Effect Properties' dialog box.  Change the extrude depth to something between 5 and 10. 










That's it!  You should now have a 3D extruded title that you can animate.  I've written another short tutorial on how to create a basic animation using Marquee.














GeniusDV offers hands-on Marquee training as part of it's Avid certified 5 day training course. 


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