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A 'Remote Rollover' in DVD Studio Pro

Swapping out video and still assets in menus
My first menu menu is basically set now. But before I move on, I just want to make sure of a couple of things: first, that my disc's "First Play" is set to Menu 1 (my current menu); second, that the default button for Menu 1 is "Button 1." To check the disc's First Play setting, select the disc icon in the Outline tab, and then check the First Play in the Inspector.



To check the menu's default button, select Menu 1 in the Outline tab. In the Inspector palette, select the "Menu" tab, and then check the Default Button setting.



And now my menu is set up.



Setting up the rollover effect
So now that my first menu is completely ready, I can use it as the basis for my remote rollover effect. To accomplish this, I'm going to need to have five versions of my menu--one for each of my buttons. To do this, I simply select my menu in the Outline tab, right-click on it (or Control-click, if you don't have a two-button mouse) and choose "Duplicate" from the contextual menu that pops up. Each duplicate menu is automatically named sequentially (Menu 2, Menu 3, Menu 4, etc.).



Now, this next part is fairly labor-intensive, but not difficult conceptually and a bit more straightforward than using scripting (though also more time-consuming). We now have five menus consisting of five buttons each, right? What we need to do is make each of these buttons link to its respective menu in four out of five of our menus. Additionally--and critically--the buttons also need to be set to "Auto Action." Here's how it will work.

Menu 1: Button 1 links to its track, just as it is already. But buttons 2 through 5 link to menus 2 through 5, respectively. They should also be set to "Auto Action."

Menu 2: Button 2 links to its track, but buttons 1, 3, 4, and 5 should link to their respective menus and be set to "Auto Action."

Menu 3: Button 3 links to its track, but buttons 1, 2, 4 and 5 will link to their respective menus and be set to "Auto Action."

Menu 4: Button 4 links to its track, but buttons 1, 2, 3 and 5 link to their respective menus and be set to "Auto Action."

Menu 5: Button 5 links to its track, but buttons 1 through 4 link to menus 1 through 4, respectively, and be set to "Auto Action."


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