Focus – Setup Guide

General Information

Thanks for checking out this setup guide. This guide will cover items downloaded from NerdOrDie.com and TwitchTemple.com and will take you through the setup process. If you have any questions that aren’t answered in this setup guide, please feel free to contact us.

Photoshop and other third party software is not required to use this product, however specific components can be edited in Photoshop and After Effects, as we provide some of the original files.

The alerts, overlays, and widgets have been designed for use with OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, OBS.Live, and Xsplit. Please make sure your streaming software is up to date before using this product. If you are not familiar with how to set up and use streaming software, we strongly suggest checking out the below tutorial before moving on:

OBS Studios Tutorials by NerdOrDie

Before You Install

Fonts Used

If you’d like to match the style of the overlay and alerts, use the fonts listed below.

Colors Used

  • Blue: #00DEFF
  • Green: #00FF7E
  • Orange: #FFA901
  • White: #FFFFFF
  • Red: #DE0000
  • Purple: #A500FF
  • Yellow: #FFF600
  • Magenta: #FF0072


Installation Guide

Installing the Alerts – Streamlabs

In your downloaded files, open up the standard alert folder.

  1. Click the Alerts Quick Setup link to begin installing these alerts.
  2. If you’d like, choose “Create Widget Theme” and name it something appropriate such as package name. The import link will only override your alert package. This means you can combine these alerts with any other scene collection/widgets you’ve made in Streamlabs. If you want to save your old alerts, it’s highly recommended to do this in a new profile.
  3. Select “Use” for the profile you want to import into.
  4. Navigate to “Alert Box” and copy your unique URL.
  5. Paste this URL as a “Browser Source” in your streaming software.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software test the alerts to make sure they’re working properly.

Delaying Text-to-Speech

If you’re planning on using text-to-speech you may need to delay them from being read, as there is an intro animation and sounds. To do this, you can change the Alert Text Delay in the Streamlabs base options. If you’re using alert variations (such as re-subs) you will need to  update in the variations as well.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software, test the widget to make sure they’re working properly.

Width and Height of Source

We generally recommend setting the size to 1920 wide and 1080 tall (more height is recommended if using messages), however, depending on your stream adjust the size here may work better for you. If you need to scale down, you can do so directly inside of OBS Studio. If you’re using the Streamlabs OBS .overlay file, you may not need to complete this step if your alert box is already added in.

Custom Alert Options

These options are found in the Custom Fields tab. Some alerts do not contain all of the options listed below.

  • Font Family – The font family used in the alerts. The default is Roboto.
  • Font Weight – The Thickness of the font.
  • Alignment – This the location the alert will be displayed. Left, Center or Right
  • Top Text Area Template – Text you want to be displayed in the Heading. Default is the {name} tag
  • Top Bar – First Animated Bar Color – Color of the first bar. Default #000000
  • Top Bar – End Color – The text typically used for the type of alert. EX: Follow, Raid, Donation etc… Default: #FFFFFF
  • Top Area – Font Size – Font Size of the Top Text. Default: 40
  • Top Bars – Background Opacity – Opacity of the top bars. Default 100
  • Bottom Text Area – Text are typically used to display what type of alert. EX: Just follower, Subscriber etc… Can use {tags}
  • Bottom Bar – First Animated – Color of the bottom bar that animates first. Default: #000000
  • Bottom Bar – End Color – Color of the bar after animating. Text will be show on this bar. Default: #FFFFFF
  • Bottom Bar – Font Color – Color of the Bottom Area Text
  • Bottom Text Area – Font Size – Size of the bottom font. Default: 24
  • Bottom Bars – Background Opacity – Opacity of the bottom bars. Default: 100
  • Space Under Image – How many pixels between the bottom of your custom image, and the top bar. Default: 5
  • Space Under Top Text Area – How many pixels between the top and bottom bar. Default: 0
  • Bars Animation Direction – The direction the bar animate in from: Default: From Left
  • Letter Animation Direction – The direction the letters animate in from. Default: From Top
  • Text Stagger Origin – The direction the letters stagger in from during animation. Default From Left
  • Message Animation Origin – The direction the user message animates in from
  • Delay Time – The time the animation pauses to show text – you may need to adjust Alert Duration in order to show the full animation. Default: 4
  • Animate Image Bar – If yes, this will have an animation bar like the text. (if false, the image will just fade in – only active if image is set)
  • Image – Location to upload your custom image
  • Image – Max Width – Max width of the image in pixels. Default: 500
  • Image – Max Height – Max Height of the image in pixels. Default: 200
  • Image – Bar Animation Color – Color of the bar that animates the image in. (Only shown if “Animate Image Bar is set to: Yes) Default: #000000

Installing Alerts, Goals, Chatbox and other Widgets in Streamelements (If included)

In your downloaded files, open the folder to the widget you would like to install.

*(Alerts are a separate download. All other widgets can be found with the Overlays download)

In your downloaded files, open up the Streamelements Widget or Alert folder.

  1. Head over to Streamelements.com and ensure you’re logged in to the correct account.
  2. Double click the Streamelements Quick Setup link for the widget you want to import.
  3. This link will automatically open up the Streamelements website and begin the import.
  4. You should get a notification at the top of the Streamelements website stating the import was successful
  5. Head over to “My Overlays”
  6. You should now find the imported widget named after the pack they are from.
  7. Click on the “Launch Overlay” to get the URL for your alerts
  8. Paste this URL as a “Browser Source” in your streaming software.

*NOTE: The Streamelements links are specific to your platform. You can only use the Twitch link for Twitch, and YouTube for YouTube, and Facebook for Facebook.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software, test the widget to make sure they’re working properly.

Width and Height of Source

We generally recommend setting the size to 1920 wide and 1080 tall (more height is recommended if using messages), however, depending on your stream adjust the size here may work better for you. If you need to scale down, you can do so directly inside of OBS Studio. If you’re using the Streamlabs OBS .overlay file, you may not need to complete this step if your alert box is already added in.

Custom Alert Options

These options are found in the Custom Fields tab. Some alerts do not contain all of the options listed below.

  • Font Family – The font family used in the alerts. The default is Roboto.
  • Font Weight – The Thickness of the font.
  • Alignment – This the location the alert will be displayed. Left, Center or Right
  • Top Text Area Template – Text you want to be displayed in the Heading. Default is the {name} tag
  • Top Bar – First Animated Bar Color – Color of the first bar. Default #000000
  • Top Bar – End Color – The text typically used for the type of alert. EX: Follow, Raid, Donation etc… Default: #FFFFFF
  • Top Area – Font Size – Font Size of the Top Text. Default: 40
  • Top Bars – Background Opacity – Opacity of the top bars. Default 100
  • Bottom Text Area – Text are typically used to display what type of alert. EX: Just follower, Subscriber etc… Can use {tags}
  • Bottom Bar – First Animated – Color of the bottom bar that animates first. Default: #000000
  • Bottom Bar – End Color – Color of the bar after animating. Text will be show on this bar. Default: #FFFFFF
  • Bottom Bar – Font Color – Color of the Bottom Area Text
  • Bottom Text Area – Font Size – Size of the bottom font. Default: 24
  • Bottom Bars – Background Opacity – Opacity of the bottom bars. Default: 100
  • Space Under Image – How many pixels between the bottom of your custom image, and the top bar. Default: 5
  • Space Under Top Text Area – How many pixels between the top and bottom bar. Default: 0
  • Bars Animation Direction – The direction the bar animate in from: Default: From Left
  • Letter Animation Direction – The direction the letters animate in from. Default: From Top
  • Text Stagger Origin – The direction the letters stagger in from during animation. Default From Left
  • Message Animation Origin – The direction the user message animates in from
  • Delay Time – The time the animation pauses to show text – you may need to adjust Alert Duration in order to show the full animation. Default: 4
  • Animate Image Bar – If yes, this will have an animation bar like the text. (if false, the image will just fade in – only active if image is set)
  • Image – Max Width – Max width of the image in pixels. Default: 500
  • Image – Max Height – Max Height of the image in pixels. Default: 200
  • Image – Bar Animation Color – Color of the bar that animates the image in. (Only shown if “Animate Image Bar is set to: Yes) Default: #000000

Installing Alerts, Goals, Chatbox and other Widgets in Streamlabs (If included)

In your downloaded files, open the folder to the widget you would like to install.

*(Alerts are a separate download. All other widgets can be found with the Overlays download)
  1. Click the Quick Setup link to begin installing the Widget.
  2. If you’d like, choose “Create Widget Theme” and name it something appropriate such as package name. The import link will only override your selected widget. This means you can combine these with any other scene collection/widgets you’ve made in Streamlabs. If you want to save your old widgets, it’s highly recommended you create the new profile.
  3. Select “Use” for the profile you want to import into.
  4. The page will automatically take you to the Widget settings for the widget you just imported.
  5. Click on the “Copy” button next to the unique URL.
  6. Paste this URL as a “Browser Source” in your streaming software.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software, test the widget to make sure they’re working properly.

Width and Height of Source

We generally recommend setting the size to 1920 wide and 1080 tall (more height is recommended if using messages), however, depending on your stream adjust the size here may work better for you. If you need to scale down, you can do so directly inside of OBS Studio. If you’re using the Streamlabs OBS .overlay file, you may not need to complete this step if your alert box is already added in.

Custom Chat Box Options

These options are found in the Custom Fields tab.

  • Font Family – The font family used in the Chat Box. The default is Open Sans.
  • Text Align – This justifies the text to the Left, Center or Right. Default is Left
  • Name — Font Color – Color of the Name in the Chat Box. Default is #000000 (Black)
  • Name — Background Color – Color of the background in the Name box. Default is #FFFFFF (White)
  • Name — Background Opacity – Adjust the opacity of the background in the Name Box. Default is 100
  • Chat Holder — Background Color – Color of the background for the chat messages. Default is #000000 (Black)
  • Chat Holder — Background Opacity – Adjust the opacity of the background of chat messages. Default is 20

Installing Alerts, Goals, Chatbox and other Widgets in Streamelements (If included)

In your downloaded files, open the folder to the widget you would like to install.

*(Alerts are a separate download. All other widgets can be found with the Overlays download)

In your downloaded files, open up the Streamelements Widget or Alert folder.

  1. Head over to Streamelements.com and ensure you’re logged in to the correct account.
  2. Double click the Streamelements Quick Setup link for the widget you want to import.
  3. This link will automatically open up the Streamelements website and begin the import.
  4. You should get a notification at the top of the Streamelements website stating the import was successful
  5. Head over to “My Overlays”
  6. You should now find the imported widget named after the pack they are from.
  7. Click on the “Launch Overlay” to get the URL for your alerts
  8. Paste this URL as a “Browser Source” in your streaming software.

*NOTE: The Streamelements links are specific to your platform. You can only use the Twitch link for Twitch, and YouTube for YouTube, and Facebook for Facebook.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software, test the widget to make sure they’re working properly.

Width and Height of Source

We generally recommend setting the size to 1920 wide and 1080 tall (more height is recommended if using messages), however, depending on your stream adjust the size here may work better for you. If you need to scale down, you can do so directly inside of OBS Studio. If you’re using the Streamlabs OBS .overlay file, you may not need to complete this step if your alert box is already added in.

Custom Chat Box Options

These options are found in the Custom Fields tab.

  • Font Family – The font family used in the Chat Box. The default is Open Sans.
  • Text Align – This justifies the text to the Left, Center or Right. Default is Left
  • Name — Font Color – Color of the Name in the Chat Box. Default is #000000 (Black)
  • Name — Background Color – Color of the background in the Name box. Default is #FFFFFF (White)
  • Name — Background Opacity – Adjust the opacity of the background in the Name Box. Default is 100
  • Chat Holder — Background Color – Color of the background for the chat messages. Default is #000000 (Black)
  • Chat Holder — Background Opacity – Adjust the opacity of the background of chat messages. Default is 20

Installing the Overlays – Streamlabs OBS

The following steps are specific to Streamlabs OBS and the .overlay file. Only Streamlabs OBS can make use of the .overlay file. If you’re using streaming software other than Streamlabs OBS, please follow the steps in the “Overlays” and “Scenes” sections.

  1. Download and install StreamLabs OBS if you haven’t already
  2. Unzip the files you’ve downloaded onto your computer.
  3. Open/Run Streamlabs OBS.
  4. Open the Streamlabs OBS settings by clicking the settings wheel at the bottom left corner
  5. Click on “Scene Collections” on the left of the pop-up menu
  6. Click on “Import Overlay File”
  7. Browse to your unzipped files
  8. Select the “.overlay” file

*NOTE: After selecting the file, it may take several minutes to for all the resource to load. This will setup the transition (if included) and multiple Scenes (Starting, Ending, BRB etc…)

Creating your overlays

We’ve set up a few scenes for you already and have included most of the items available with your full download.

  • Duplicate any scenes that you need multiples of
  • Swap out any elements you would like to, from your main download (for example different icons or webcam border)
  • Change the label sources label type if desired, in the source properties

Installing the Overlays – Streamelements

In your downloaded files, open up the Streamelements alert folder.

  1. Head over to Streamelements.com and ensure you’re logged in.
  2. Double click the Streamelements Overlay set up link from your downloads
  3. This link will automatically open up the Streamelements website and begin the import.
  4. You should get a notification at the top of the Streamelements website stating the import was successful
  5. Head over to “My Overlays”
  6. You should now find the imported Overlay scenes named after the pack they are from, and what they’re intended for.
  7. Click on the “Launch Overlay” to get the URL for your alerts
  8. Paste this URL as a “Browser Source” in your streaming software.

*NOTE: The Streamelements links are specific to your platform. You can only use the Twitch link for Twitch, and YouTube for YouTube.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software, test the widget to make sure they’re working properly.

Width and Height of Source

We generally recommend setting the size to 1920 wide and 1080 tall (more height is recommended if using messages), however, depending on your stream adjust the size here may work better for you. If you need to scale down, you can do so directly inside of OBS Studio. If you’re using the Streamlabs OBS .overlay file, you may not need to complete this step if your alert box is already added in.

Installation of this product involves using media, image, and text sources. If you’re unfamiliar with these, please make sure to familiarize yourself with the streaming software you use.

  1. Unzip/Extract the files you’ve downloaded onto your computer.
  2. Open your streaming software. Add animated parts (WEBM files) by adding “media sources” and locating your desired overlay elements. There are preset layouts OR modular elements to customize to your needs. Mix and match as needed.
  3. Skip this step if you do not need to add custom text to the labels. The easiest way to add you custom text is to load one of the blank WEBM files and add a ‘text’ layer over the top using the recommended font.
  4. To add dynamic supporter tags, add in text sources and connect them to the appropriate text file. This will be done using apps like Streamlab’s Stream Labels or the Muxy Ticker. We recommend using the fonts listed in the “before you install” section.
  5. Any scenes can be set up in a similar process (Starting Soon, BRB, etc.). In your new scenes you will add in media files from the “Screens” folder, images from the “Icons”, and text sources to add custom text needed. Again, please use the recommended font.
  6. Please use any demo images or movies for reference on recommended layouts.

Editing the Language and Text in Your Overlays

To change the language or text used in your overlays you may use the blank versions of our supporter sections / overlays. From there, you will need to add text sources with the text needed on top of your supporter sections. We recommend using the fonts listed above in the “before you install” section. You can also use image sources to add the icons we’ve included in your downloads as well.

Setting up your scenes in standard streaming software:

  1. The scenes will be divided up into media sources (video files), image sources, and text sources.
  2. Add any new media sources for each scene
  3. Set thees sources to looping, and select a local file
  4. To reduce CPU or encoding resources, make sure “Close File When Inactive” is checked
  5. Add in image sources for icons (found in the icon folder) if desired
  6. Add in text sources, using the recommended font, and place next to the icon if desired.
  7. Duplicate scenes and change as needed.

Using Streamlabs OBS import for scenes? All scenes will be set up once you’ve imported the package, please refer to the “Streamlabs OBS” tab.

Setting up a stinger transition between scenes is easy with OBS Studio.

OBS Studio

  1. Under the “scene transitions” section, click the “+” under the drop down and select “Stinger”
  2. Give the “Stinger” a name and click “Ok”
  3. For “video file” click browse and select the stinger.webm found in the “Screens” folder
  4. Set the “transition point type” to time and “transition point” to 500
  5. Enable sounds by setting “Audio Monitoring” to “Monitoring and Output”
  6. Click OK

StreamLabs OBS

  1. Click the gear icon above your scenes
  2. Set the “Transition” option to “Stinger”
  3. Set the “Duration” to 1000
  4. Select Browse for the “Video File” and choose the stinger file found in the “Screens” folder
  5. Make sure “Transition Point Type” is set to “Time (milliseconds)”
  6. Set the “Transition Point (milliseconds)” to 500
  7. Leave other settings on their defaults
  8. Hit Done

Editing the Stinger After Effects File

We’ve included the stinger transition After Effects CC file for users that would like to edit the colors used in the stinger transition. This file is intended for users that have knowledge with AE, as we cannot provide support for it.

  1. Open the Glitch 2 AE File
  2. In the Stealth Stinger comp and scrub to an area that shows the graphics, around 00:43 is a good place for this
  3. Select the Control Layer
  4. In the Master Controls panel for this layer, use the control color options to change the colors as needed
  5. Enable “Toggle Transparency Grid” before rendering
  6. Render the Stealth Stinger comp as a compatible stinger file (.mov or .webm)

apex_stinger

After Effects project file (source)

While we have prepared this file up to be very user friendly, we do expect that you have experience with After Effects and methods of exporting video files. If you are not comfortable with the software, we do not recommend you include this in your purchase. Here are some basic instructions to get you started:

  1. Open the AE File
  2. Select the “@Master Control” composition from the project list
  3. Find the “Color” layer within the composition, inspect the Effects and you will find global controls for the color of the entire package.
  4. Tweak these values to your liking
  5. “File > Export > Add to Render Queue” each composition as required. You will need to save as a format that supports alpha (.mov and .webm).

Here’s a great video we’ve created on the subject! Check it out!

Changing the Icon Colors for the Alerts, Event List, and Alert List

If you’d like to edit the color of the alert icons or event list animations, you can do so two different ways:

  1. Most Alerts, Eventlists and Goals have a “Custom Fields” section in the widget settings.
  2. If there are no “Custom Fields” you can add a color correction filter. Right click your sources in your streaming software and add a color correction filter, you can adjust the hue, brightness, and saturation of this source. Please note: this will change all the colors in this source. We recommend leaving the custom options at their default in order to get the best results.

Usage Terms

The user may use these alerts for personal and commercial use. It is intended for one (1) user and one (1) device only. These usage permissions do not expire. Re-distribution is strictly prohibited. The alert graphics and code remain the property of Twitch Temple and Nerd Or Die unless written permission is granted.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Future Reiterations, Errors and Updates

This version of the alert is provided as is. If there are missing elements or you think something critical needs addressing, please contact us outlining the issue and provide the email used to purchase the product. You are allowed up to 5 downloads per product.

Please follow @NerdOrDieCom on Twitter for update information.


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