About the Menu Inspector for Layered Menus

The tabs within the Layered Menu Inspector provide a variety of menu configuration settings. These settings control everything from background and overlay configuration, to transition and timeout settings.

The Layered Menu Inspector has five tabs: General, Menu, Transition, Colors, and Advanced.

Settings at the Top of the Layered Menu Inspector

The top of the Layered Menu Inspector contains two settings.

Figure. Top section of the Layered Menu Inspector.
  • Name: Enter the name for this menu.
  • Est. Size: Displays the estimated amount of disc space the menu requires based on the assigned assets.

General Tab in the Layered Menu Inspector

The General tab in the Layered Menu Inspector is divided into three sections: The upper section contains the menu timeout settings, the middle section contains the background configuration settings, and the lower section contains the overlay configuration settings.

Figure. General tab of the Layered Menu Inspector showing the menu timeout, background, and overlay settings.
Menu Timeout Settings
  • Sec: Active only when At End is set to Timeout. Enter the number of seconds the menu appears before jumping to the Action setting.
Background Settings
  • Background: Choose the layered PSD file to use as the menu’s background.
  • Show: Select the checkboxes next to each layer that you want to appear as part of the background.
Overlay Settings
  • Show: Select the checkbox next to the layer you want to use as the overlay for the menu. Unlike backgrounds where you can select multiple layers, you can only select a single layer for use as an overlay.

Menu Tab in the Layered Menu Inspector

Most settings in the Menu tab in the Layered Menu Inspector are optional. An exception is the Aspect Ratio setting, which must be set correctly for each menu.

Figure. Menu tab of the Layered Menu Inspector.
  • Btn Offset: You can use this setting to offset button numbers so they make sense to a viewer who wants to select a button by entering its number. For example, you may have a set of scene selection menus with numbered scenes. One of the menus may have scenes 23 to 34, with the button for scene 23 being the first button on the menu. If you enter an offset value of 22 for this menu, when the viewer enters 23 on the remote control, 22 is subtracted from it, with the result being 1—the button’s actual number.

Transition Tab in the Layered Menu Inspector

The Transition tab is used to configure a button transition for this menu. See Transition Tab in the Menu and Button Inspectors for details on this tab.

Figure. Transition tab of the Layered Menu Inspector.

Colors Tab in the Layered Menu Inspector

The Colors tab is identical to the Menu Inspector for standard menus. See Colors Tab in the Menu Inspector with Simple Selected and Colors Tab in the Menu Inspector with Advanced Selected for information on the Colors tab.

Figure. Colors tab of the Layered Menu Inspector.

Advanced Tab in the Layered Menu Inspector

The Advanced tab in the Layered Menu Inspector contains settings that are used only in specialized projects.

Figure. Advanced tab of the Layered Menu Inspector.
Disabled User Operations Settings
  • Disabled User Operations: Select the functions that you want to be disabled while this menu plays. See User Operations for more information.
Playback Options Settings
  • DVD@CCESS: Selecting this checkbox allows you to add DVD@CCESS links, which provide additional functionality to your title when played on a computer. See DVD@CCESS for more information.
  • Display Condition: Selecting this enables the Display Condition settings which control whether this menu should be displayed or not, and to define what should be displayed if not this menu. See Display Condition for more information.