Visuals are a great optional way to enhance the RichCast Title, whether it’s illustrating environments, characters or visual effects. They can be portrait (9:16) or landscape (16:9). This can be changed in the Project Settings, alongside adding a cover image for the project. We recommend using Images in 1920 x 1080 when possible, but we do support higher resolutions. 

 

The Visuals Tile supports images in the JPEG and PNG format, as well as GIFs and Videos in the MP4 format (GIF's and Videos are limited to one per Visuals Tile). A Visual Tile can be titled at the top and consists of four panels: Preview (left), Layers (top), Adjustments (middle) and Preview controls (bottom).  

 

New layers can be created and moved up/down the hierarchy in the Layer panel. Visual files can be added using the plus button next to the Add Layer button.

 

The adjustments panel features many different adjustments, including changing opacity, the speed and delay of any movement across the screen and flipping the image. 

 

The preview panel is a timeline to view any effects or movements added. Images can be moved around, resized and rotated. There are Start and End buttons that allow images to be moved from their start and end position. Underneath, there is a box that changes how long effects can take (defaulted at five seconds.)

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With the Preview panel, visuals can be moved, resized and rotated. There are two buttons at the top - Start and End. These buttons allow the Creator to make adjustments to the start, and end of the playback such as a zoom. The Preview controls and Adjustments panel can then be used to change how long it takes for the image to zoom in.

You may wish to turn certain layers on/off at different points in your experience. You can do this using the Visual Node Layer Visibility (VNLV) Logic System. Check out our Logic Page for instructions.

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Tips and Advice

Image Formats

We recommend using JPEG format if you don’t require transparency on your image. PNG’s can be used, but we recommend saving them for layers that require transparency. 

Reducing Data

Using images with larger resolutions and file sizes can negatively affect your RichCast Title as more data needs to be streamed to the Player's device. They may experience delays when making choices and loading images - especially on older, less powerful devices.

We support higher resolution images in case you want to zoom into an image and get a crisper look, but you should only use this if required.

We recommend you compress your images. The amount of compression depends on the detail of the image, so make sure there is no noticeable loss of quality. Compression can drastically decrease the size of files, which in turn gives a better experience for your Players.

Resources

If you do not have a way of having visuals yourself, you could consider commissioning someone from Fiverr.com or using royalty-free visuals. We have a list of resources here.