I want to do a (very simple) sequence of “text insert slates” with blender, like having a succession of Power Point slides, black background, some white text on it. What’s a good setup to do so?
I can think of two ways to do it:
- Have each “slate/card” as a separate image. Add via Add > Image and adjusting duration.
- Setting up one Scene with a text-object for each slate, and adding these Blender Scenes as strips in VSE.
The problem with 1) is, the slates are “baked” files which I have to edit/compose outside of blender, that’s cumbersome and I’d like to have it all in one self-contained blend file.
The problem with 2) is, scrubbing through my edit gets slow, as blender is effectively rendering the (simple) Scene for each frame preview. But I like being able to just jump into the Scene and adjust the text and having the modification instantly in preview.
Ok, admit it, I’ve got a slow machine here. I tried enabling proxies, but somehow scrubbing still is choppy. Why is having Scenes in VSE so heavy on resources??
I could also think of a setup where I have only one Scene and jump around with camera to make it separate text slides, but this way I can’t edit the segments of the animation as proper singular strips in VSE…
How would you do it?