Sunday, June 25, 2006

Soccer Ball Titles for Windows Movie Maker

Download Soccer Ball TitlesWith the World Cup frenzy and a request on the Movie Maker Forums, I created the following set of Movie Maker Soccer (a.k.a. Football) Titles. Most of the XML came directly from HitTheBongo's set of baseball titles. I didn't change much other than the names and the images.
Click on the soccer ball above which will download the custom soccer ball titles. Run the self-extracting executable (soccerball) and it will install the custom XML code and the image files you'll need.
To use the new titles, go to 'Tools' > 'Titles and Credits' > 'Title on the selected clip' > 'change the title animation'. Under your list of one line titles should be 4 new ones called:
  • Soccer Ball (spins out, video shrinks)

  • Soccer Ball (spins out)

  • Soccer Ball (zoom, no spin)

  • Soccer Ball (slide to side)

  • I've got some ideas for additions, but I wanted to get these out to those that were requesting them. The bulk of the credit should obviously go to HitTheBongo.


    1. Does this work with Movie Maker 6.0? Tried to install but cannot get the soccer titles to show up. Any ideas?

    2. Nope, this is currently an XP-only title. When I get the chance, I'll probably add the additional code to make it work in Vista.

    3. Hi,, do you know where I can get this in a football for xp? Or any football stuff for a football movie I'm doing. Thanks for your great work..

    4. It is a foot (soccer) ball. :-) Do you mean an American football? If so, you could just replace the images with pictures of footballs instead. Look in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX

    5. I'm trying to replace the football with a basketball by replacing soccerball.png with my own basketball.png and changing the title name but it won't work. Is there something obvious I'm missing?