Doh! One image for each line of the lyrics… As if the animation of the rest wasn’t tedious enough!
BlenderAllDay’s post led me to look closely at those Generated Coordinates which I never use. Quite handy for a text object… :eyebrowlift: Yep! That’s what I did: One single text object for all the lyrics… and the whole karaoke display. The result of my first attempt on a black background:
(Watch in 720p!)
You’re supposed to render transparent images to overlay the original video. And it’s really quick because I use Emission shaders which allow to use very low settings for a perfect noiseless result.
I synchronized the lines with the “lyrics” but I didn’t do the fine “lipsync” to synchronize the “Karaoke cursor” with the words. (I’m usually really lazy at 4 AM with a massive headache…)
The node tree with an enhanced “Karaoke cursor”:
Everything is customizable, from the various materials to the style of the scrolling. You can have a simple stepped scrolling to give the impression that the lines appear one by one, for example.
The blend file is here: Forum Karaoke.blend (1.2 MB) (including the “lyrics” in OGG)
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