Shape Wipe transitionThe Shape Wipe transition is based on gray-scale PNG images. Only 5 images are included by default in Cinelerra.
You can extend the plugin by adding your own images.
Some ready to use images are available for download:
Jean-Sebastien Tarot contributed images that can be used by the Shape Wipe video transition.
To preview those transitions watch this demo video (6.1 MB).
Nice 16:9 HD images suitable for the Shape Wipe transition in Cinelerra are available at assistcg.com.
HD images can be downloaded only after registration. Scaled-down images (50 %) are available without registration.
All images are royalty-free and can be freely downloaded and used.
You can find many SD and HD Free Alpha Wipes also at effectsWIZ.
How to include new images in the Shape Wipe Transition
By default Cinelerra stores Shape wipe images in
$prefix is the location of your Cinelerra, that is usually
/usr for precompiled packages and
/usr/local for a compiled program).
The transition must be configurated to use a specific image. To specify the image to use right-click on the transition icon in the timeline and select Show from the popup menu to open the Shape Wipe dialog. To change the shape in the Shape text field, click on Browse and select a new image. The last image specified will be the default one for the next transition.
New images can be placed in any location. Use the Browse button to browse your files and specify the new location.