FREE SCENE MAKER – Make Custom Intro, Outro, and BRB Scenes for Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and More!

Hey what’s up everyone, it’s Derek with NerdOrDie? In this video I’m going to show you how to make customized scenes for your stream with our new free resource Let’s get right into it It’s been awhile since we’ve released a free resource, but I hope this video makes it worth the wait With our scene maker, you can create and customize your own intro, be right back or AFK, and outro scenes quickly, easily, and of course for free You can even make scenes that feature your gameplay in the background while you wait for in-game queues There’s tons of options on how this can be used, so let’s take a quick look at what I’m talking about This is the default scene design that you’ll be able to use You’ll be able to change out the background video or use an image, update what all the text says, change the fonts, change the colors, and much more All of this can be done with a couple of easy steps that I’ll explain in this video In the top left we have social media popups that will animate and show off your social networks In the bottom left, you’ll see labels that will display your recent follower, biggest tipper, latest sub and more The bottom right has a countdown that can be customized to last longer, and display different messages There’s also a message that displays when the countdown ends! In the middle we have a heading and sub heading that you can change out, and even a logo or brand image which you can add in as well We’ll use the settings generator to customize all your settings – so it will be quick, easy, and you’ll even be able to make multiple scenes if you’d like! If you guys and gals like free resources like this… please let me know! These take quite a bit of work, but I’d love to release bigger and better ones in the near future Make sure to like and share this video if you want to see more designs like this To start, head over to NerdOrDie.com and click on “Free Resources” at the top Here, you’ll find all items in our shop that you can use free of charge, such as our panel and overlay makers Let’s go ahead and click on the scene maker – the direct link will be in the description below as well Add the item to your cart and go through the checkout process After you have the files downloaded to your computer, let’s go ahead and unzip them As you will see, there is a main folder called “Stream Resources” with two other folders inside of it Anyways, once you extracted the files, you’ll have two folders First, let’s start with the settings generator This is where the real magic happens In the “SceneMaker” folder that we just extracted there’s a link to open up the Settings Generator, go ahead and click that At the top, you’ll see all the categories of options that you’ll be able to change – you can click these to jump around to different options sets You’ll also see two buttons on the right The first will allow you to toggle the size of the preview window to make it larger You can also click directly on the preview area to toggle its size as well The second button is to download your settings file, which we will later place in the “Settings” folder More on that later You’ll also see a live preview towards the top right This will give you an idea of what your scene will look like Please note that it will contain the default background videos and images – as well as default user names pulled into the labels We will go over switching these out after we go through the settings that we can change here Also, the live preview will cycle through only 1 social network and then the schedule, this is so you can get an idea of what everything will look like quicker Let’s move on to the actual options First is the Background Type Do you want to use an image or video for you background? Next is Background Overlay Opacity This will allow you to decide how much of the background color is shown Slide this up to have a more solid color or down for a more see-through Background Blur will allow you to add blur to your image or video, if you’d like Background Scale lets you scale up the size of your background image or video I recommend scaling up a bit if you add blur to the background Display Branding will let you decide if you want to show a logo in the middle or not Logo Opacity allows you to change how solid or see-through the branding image is Logo scale will change the size of your logo Frame width lets you change how thick the frame around the scene is Scene Title is the main title of the scene Scene Tagline is the smaller text underneath the title So basically, what you need to do is type in new text, and it will be done The next section is colors Here, you can use color pickers to decide on what color you’d like to use

Click “Change Color” to open these pickers The box on the right will display the current color chosen We’ll see that we can drag around to get what we want, and even adjust the opacity of each item Background Color will be what is used on top of the background image If you’d like a solid background color, you can move this opacity slider all the way up to 100% Alternatively you can move it down to 0% to have no color on top at all ccent Color is used throughout the design You can see here it’s used for the yellow borders on the labels, for the social media icons and borders, and schedule border as well Frame Color is simply the color of the frame Primary and Sub Text color will change the various text colors Content Backgrounds is the color behind our label, social media, and schedule areas Again, you can adjust the level of opacity if you’d like The next section we have is for the Labels Display Labels let’s you choose if you want this section shown or not There are a maximum of four labels that you can show at a time Each one will allow you to change the heading message For example, you can change “New Follower” to “Latest Follower” or whatever message you’d like it to say Additionally, if you’d like any label removed completely, you can simply leave the header area for each one blank Labels also have a “Path” setting So, for the first one, in the heading I’ll have “New Follower”, then in “Label One Path” I’ll put the name of the file I want to be displayed here in this case, it’lls be “most_recent_follower” If this doesn’t make sense now, don’t worry – I’ll explain this a bit more once we get into the text file placement You’ll be able to do this for all the other label sections I highly recommend only using the text files that provide a single user name, the ones that you would normally have scroll will not work well here If you’re familiar with StreamLab’s Stream Labels or the Muxy Ticker, you should have an idea of what’s going on here Anyways, for now, let’s move on to Schedule settings If you don’t have a set schedule, you can use Display Schedule to hide this area completely Here, you’ll be able to set your times for each day of the week Let’s say you don’t stream on Sundays and Wednesdays, just change the text to say “Off” or something like that Once you’re done with your schedule you can now move onto the scaling area This will let you increase or decrease the sizes of each section Simply move the slider for each respective section you want to change You may need to wait for the schedule or social media areas to show, to see the changes you’re making Once you’re satisfied with the scaling of each section, you can move onto font adjustments The first two options allow you to select the fonts to use for the primary and sub fonts Click “Search” and you’ll be presented with all the fonts that Google fonts offers – which you can scroll through To narrow things down you can use the categories buttons to select types of fonts you’d like to use If you’re a bit overwhelmed, you can check out https://fonts.google.com/ to see their directory, it contains featured and the most popular fonts – making it a bit easier to navigate and make a selection Then just come back to the settings generator and search for the name of the font you’d like to use I’ll go ahead and search for Oswald, which is a font I’ve used before, select it, and then click close Furthermore, certain text areas can be adjusted in their size You can also use the vertical offset sliders to adjust the placement of the text Let’s say you want to swap the position of the text for the labels, you can use their vertical offsets to move their positions The next section is for the Countdown Again, you can enable or disable this section if you’d like Countdown Time will let you set how long in minutes the countdown will last for This will not update on the live preview The next two text boxes let you adjust what is shown while the countdown is active, then what message is shown when the countdown ends Finally, we have the social media section Here you can change the headers for each network, as well as change the name display for each

network I’ll go ahead and update these to show my Twitter and Facebook info Let’s say you don’t want certain networks to show, all you have to do is make the text boxes blank for any social media popups you don’t want to show Now, let’s just click the download button to save our settings If you’d like to make additional settings files for future scenes, you can do so by editing again, and clicking download when finished Let’s finish up with this scene first Now that your settings file is downloaded You’ll need to place it within the settings folder This file should be the only file located here It’s full file name is settings.js – make sure the file is called this when places in here Sometimes, if you download multiple files, your computer will add a number at the end of the file name, such as settings (1) To use the settings file in our scenes, we’d need to remove the (1), and ensure the file is just called settings With that, we’re all ready to go, the next step is to add your scene into OBS, or whatever streaming program you use, so that we can see everything is working so far For OBS, let’s add in a Browser Source We’ll want to add a Local File, then hit browse to select the scene.html file that we’ll find in the “SceneMaker” folder Set the Width to 1920 and Height to 1080 “Shutdown source when not visible” can be checked if you’d like Make sure that “Refresh browser when scene becomes active” is checked Once you hit okay, you should see your design so far Now, we can link our text files and change out our background and logo images To properly link our StreamLabs Stream Label, Muxy Ticker text files, or any other program you may use to generate text files on your computer, we need to link things up properly The “Text Files” folder needs to be stored in your main folder, and will be used to pull your latest followers, tippers, and subs directly into the scene So to be clear, my “Stream Resources” folder has the “TextFiles” and “SceneMaker” folder in it currently This will allow us to use the text files folder for multiple scenes that we may create later The following step is optional, and only needed if you want your scene to display your stream supporters automatically – so if you don’t plan on having your latest followers or top tipper shown in your scene, or perhaps you don’t want to move your text files from where they are currently saved at, then you can skip ahead All that we need to do is set Stream Lab’s Stream Labels or Muxy’s ticker to save the files in the “Text Files” folder Let’s quickly go over the steps for each program Remember, if you use these programs already, you’ll have to go into your streaming program and update the file paths to your proper text files, or they will not be displayed – as they will be moved and no longer updated For Stream Labels, you will open the program, login and click “change output directory” Then, simply select the “TextFiles” folder All your files will now be moved to this folder You can go back into the settings generator and update the file path names if needed With the Muxy Ticker, simply log in, click the settings tab, and then click the file directory Navigate to where your TextFiles folder is saved and select that folder and hit “select folder” If you decide to add any cheer files from the Muxy ticker You will need to add /cheer/TheNameOfTheFile So, the most recent cheer, if using Muxy Ticker, will look like /cheer/most_recent_cheerer in the settings generator path Once you’re done linking this all up, you’re going to need to redownload a new settings

file from the Scene Maker, and then replace any settings file within the “settings” folder Basically you just need to remember that if you make any changes in the settings generator that you’d like to use, you will need to overwrite or replace the settings file If you just changed your text files location on your computer, you will need to update these changes in OBS as well – anywhere they may have been used This might be a bit confusing, so let me know in the comments if you’re having issues here Once you have the text files saved in, we can move on to how to change out the backgrounds and branding image Let’s start with the background We’re going to go into the “SceneMaker” folder and now into the backgrounds folder Here, you’ll need to put the image OR video that you want to use You could also use a solid background color if you’d like – which was shown in the changing colors portion of this video In this folder I have included a default image called bg.jpg and video called bg.mp4 If you do not want to use this image or video, simply delete them Now, you need to place in your own background image or video I highly recommend using one that is sized at 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels tall, otherwise you might see some distortion or skewing of the image/video All that you need to do is make sure your image or video has the name of “bg”, like the default image, and it will work Images will accept .pngs and .jpgs, videos will work with .mp4s and .oggs So, let’s say you want to use a jpg, make sure it’s called bg.jpg and it’s the only file in this folder For a video that’s a .mp4 it would be named bg.mp4 and put in this folder Alternatively, you could delete all images and videos in the background folder, and then simply add your background image or video playlist into OBS directly However, you wouldn’t get the background blur effect without adding a filter to it in OBS Studio For example, if you delete the background images completely, you could put your gameplay capture behind this scene in OBS, and create a cool overlay while you wait for a queue to pop For the logo or branding image, the same type of thought process applied Again, if you don’t want to add an image here, you don’t have to Let’s go to the “Logo” folder, and drop in the logo you’d like to use – this one will need to be a .png file There’s plenty of online image converters, such as TinyPng, and I do recommend higher res images here Somewhere around the 1000 pixel by 1000 pixel mark Anyways, once your image is in here, make sure it’s named logo, and it should be good to go With that, you can refresh one final time and see your scene in all its glory! Take a quick moment to double check that everything looks great Let’s talk about how easy it will be to make multiple scenes now To do so, all that you’d need to do is go into the main folder, copy and paste the SceneMaker folder You can rename this folder anything you’d like For example, I’ll just call this one “BRB” Now, we will want a new settings file for our new scene – perhaps you’d like the title and subtitle to say a different message Maybe you don’t want the countdown shown here – since you won’t be sure how long you’re gone for Hit download, and then take the new settings file and place it in your new scene’s settings folder Just make sure you override the old file if it’s in there Also make sure the file is named settings and not something like settings (1) or (2) I know this is quite a long video, but again, this is something we put a lot of work into

I wanted you to have as many options as possible so that you could customize this to your needs I really hope you all like it, and like I said, if you do, please let me know by liking and sharing If this kind of thing is popular, I will be happy to make more like it, and even better ones in the future! I’d also like to mention that we now have some Nerd Or Die themed shirts that you can find in our store, that are sold through Design By Humans – so make sure to check those out as well Supporting us through purchasing shirts and other items in our shop helps If you have any questions at all, please let me know in the comments below Thanks for watching