How to Use DaVinci Resolve to Utilize our Scribble Animation FX Pack

How to Use DaVinci Resolve to Utilize our Scribble Animation FX Pack

March 05, 2021

The CinePacks Neon Scribble Animation FX pack is an incredible addition to any video project! Learn how to use these video effects in DaVinci Resolve to start transforming your video creations.

First, purchase and download the Scribble Animation Effects from the CinePacks store (make sure to download them one at a time) and unzip the files (we like to use 7zip for this). There are three folders containing multiple animated video effects that you’ll receive when you get this pack; go ahead and import them into DaVinci Resolve.

To help with organization, you can click on the Media tab, find the Scribble FX folder, right click it, and select “Add Folder and SubFolders into Media Pool (Create Bins).” This will organize all your animated video effects into folders upon importing. 

Once everything is imported, start browsing through the three folders of scribble animation video effects in Adobe Premiere Pro. You’ll find frames, objects, shapes, letters, accents, video transitions, and much more; these are transparent ProRes 444 files that are alpha so you can easily drag and drop them over your footage in your timeline. Use the Zoom tool under the Inspector tab to scale the effect as needed, then use the Transform tool to reposition and rotate. Change the clip speed as desired by right clicking and selecting “Change Clip Speed.”

If you want to create some movement for the animated effect using keyframes, open your Inspector and click the keyframes under Transform. Moving frame by frame, adjust the position of your animation and add keyframes to keep the animated object aligned with the subject of your footage. 

Continue experimenting with these cool video animation effects in DaVinci Resolve by layering multiple effects on top of one another. Hold down the Alt key to duplicate a clip.

Another great thing about these video effects is they’re easily loopable - just make a cut in the middle of the clip, select the new clip, hold down Alt, then drag to duplicate the middle looping part of the clip. Do this as many times as you need to achieve the desired length of the animated clip. 

And if your timeline starts looking a little too cluttered, you can select your clips, right click, and select New Compound Clip to combine all your clips into one. 

To change the color of any of these animated video effects, select the video effect and navigate to your Color tab. The easiest way to quickly adjust the color is to click the very center of the Color Warper and adjust the Hue and Saturation as desired. Repeat these steps with any of the other video effects in DaVinci Resolve; you can also layer them on top of one another for a more unique look or use the Flip tool (under Transform) to apply a vertical or horizontal flip to your video effects.

To use the animated scribble video transitions in DaVinci Resolve, simply drag the video transition into your timeline and line it up between your two clips. 

If you’d like to track any of the animated video effects onto a moving subject, select the clip you’d like to work with and click on the Fusion tab to create some advanced tracking. First, select the MediaIn and click on Shift + Space to open your Search bar. Search for Planar Tracker, select it, and add it. 

Select the frame where you’d like to start tracking, then draw a box around the area where you’d like the animated video effect to be. Set your reference frame by clicking “Set” under the Planar Tracker on the right and change the Motion Type to Translation, Rotation. Select the Track to End button below that, then play your clip to see the area being tracked. Select the end frame where you want the tracking to stop, then click Create Planar Transform. 

Now you can delete your Planar Tracker node and drag in the animated scribble video effect you’d like to use (it will show up as MediaIn2, but you can rename it by right clicking it and selecting Rename). The video effect needs to start at the same frame that the tracking starts, so you can find that frame by dragging the Global In/Out slider under the Inspector tab on the right. 

Select the video effect node, then use Shift + Space to open your search bar again and search for Transform. Select Transform and click Add. The Transform node will go into the Tracker node, and the Tracker node will connect to the MediaIn1 node. This will merge them together.

Select the Transform node and scale/reposition the animated video effect as needed. Press play to see the animated video effect as it tracks your subject.

Don’t be afraid to play with these video effects in DaVinci Resolve by adding additional effects like drop shadows, blurs, abstraction, and more! There are endless ways you can adjust and customize these video effects to make them your own. 

Learn How to Use DaVinci Resolve to Create More Awesome Videos with CinePacks!

Discover how to use more of our products in DaVinci Resolve! Browse the many video effects packs we have on our CinePacks website; we offer film overlays, luts, lens flares, special effects, video transitions, video animations, and so much more. Also, don’t hesitate to download as many of our free packs of video effects as you’d like! Our site also includes multiple tutorials to show you how to use our products in different editing programs, but get in touch if you have any additional questions. CinePacks is also on Instagram and Facebook, so follow us to see updates about our latest creations and tag us in your projects! 

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