How to Use Move Transition in OBS?

Transitions add a touch of professionalism to live streams. Many gamers use transitions while switching between scenes. Transitions are often used between game and intermission scenes. These not only add to production value but also help in reinforcing branding and make streams more engaging. Most users typically use cut and fade transitions while live streaming. However, with these transitions, the effect is sometimes not as seamless as streamers would like, especially when they must switch between scenes quickly. Finally, there is a solution to this problem of rough transition effects. In this article, we will explore the use of the move transition effect in OBS.

What Is the Move Transition Effect In OBS?

The move transition in OBS Studio improves the fluidity between scene transitions. Users can add this transition using the move transition plugin. With this effect, matching video sources in one scene will transition to the next scene gracefully by moving to a new location while the scenes change. Essentially, unlike in a traditional cut or fade transition, in which objects are static, a move transition animates a source that is present in consequent scenes to make it move from one place to another. It will also change the size of the source that can have a similar name by configuring the settings.

How to Add Movement to Sources In OBS?

OBS provides Fade and Cut transition effects by default, and Swipe, Slide, Fade to Color, and Luma Wipe as additional options. On installing the OBS Move Transition plugin, it will appear in the scene transitions dock. If it does not appear, it will appear in the pull-down for Scene Transitions provided that the installation has been done correctly with the name Add: Move. Here are the steps to add move transitions to scenes in OBS.

  • Rename the Add: Move transition to make the option available as a selection in the Scene Transitions.
  • Click on the Gear icon to open the parameters of its Properties.
  • Make changes to the parameters of the appearing and disappearing items to adjust the speed and secondary effects.
  • Reduce the Duration if the scenes must be switched quickly in Scene Transitions.
  • Note that this transition is applied globally across all scenes. It can, however, be applied locally by creating another instance in the Scene Transitions drop-down and selecting the newly created option for a scene by right-clicking a scene and choosing the Transition Override option.

Apps4Rent Hosts OBS for Smoother Transitions

Users can build complex scenes with OBS and increase the size of their scene collections as much as they like. However, each source in a scene requires some resources. Additionally, some resource is required for transitions in which the sources may not be displayed to retain fluidity.

As the scenes get more complex and their collections and transitions grow, OBS requires more resources than typical systems can spare. This can be remedied by switching to scalable GPU-enabled virtual desktops. As a Microsoft Solutions Partner and a Citrix Partner, Apps4Rent provides cutting-edge virtual desktops for hosting OBS to support complex workloads. Contact our OBS virtualization advisors, available 24/7 via phone, chat, and email for assistance.


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