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Filter browser not visible under attributes in Toolbox

Posted: Thu, 22nd Feb 2007, 8:33pm

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Biotron

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Hi,

I'm working on my first project in CompositeLab Pro and something odd has happened. I completed my first pass on the project, rendered it out, and everything looked good, but I wanted to make some minor changes. So, I went back in, removed some objects from the timeline, and then when I clicked on an existing object to add a new mask the Filter Browser was not visible under Attributes in the Toolbox. Not sure how to get it back. It's there when I start a new project, but it will not appear for any of the tracks in my timeline on my problem project. This project is 4 minutes long with 16 tracks on the timeline.

Any help would be greatly approciated.

Thanks
Posted: Thu, 22nd Feb 2007, 10:35pm

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Did you click the Grade heading under the track title on the timeline? Typically you have to select "Grade" to get the the filter browser, just clicking the name of the track won't do it.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Feb 2007, 11:15pm

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Biotron

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Yes. The filter browser doesn't show up for any object on the timeline. For example, I have a grade object that has one mask over the actors hands. If I expand the grade object and click on Mask I see the Inspector in the toolbox and the freehand shape I added for the hands is listed there. Above the inspector, there is nothing. Just blank space.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 12:32pm

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Simon K Jones

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That sounds very odd, and isn't something we've encounted before. You sure you haven't accidentally moved the divider too high so you can't see the browser?

Does this happen with all projects or new projects, or just this one?
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 3:25pm

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Biotron

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Hi, Yes, I'm sure the divider has not been moved to high. The problem is just with this project. If I start a new project, then everything is fine.

If you want, I can send you a screen print so that you can see that the divider is not too high and that the filter browser is not there.

This problem started after I rendered the problem project (which was fairly large). I've done a smaller project since, and everything is working just fine.

Thanks for your help.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 3:58pm

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A screenshot would definitely be useful. There's no reason why a render would affect the toolbox. Could you send us the project file too?
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 4:23pm

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Sure, where should I send the screenshot? And by project profile, do you mean Preferences? Thanks
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 4:31pm

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Send stuff to team@fxhome.com. By project file I mean the file you save of your project while working on it.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 5:05pm

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Thanks for sending those files over. We opened it up here and it does indeed have no filters on display. Examining the project file itself it seems very corrupted, have you tried to adjust anything inside the file itself, or done anything unusual with this particular project?
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 5:39pm

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Nothing unusual. The problem started after I rendered the project and then went back in to tweak some masking. I noticed the problem when I tried to add a new mask and there was no filter browser. Thanks
Posted: Mon, 26th Feb 2007, 9:42am

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When you say 'went back in', do you mean you reloaded the program, or the project file? Or do you mean you just continued to work after the render finished? The only way the project file itself could change is if it was saved, so something must have happened at some point to cause the problem, which was then saved over the project.

If you have any ideas about how it might have happened, or if you can replicate the problem, please let us know.
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 7:13pm

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The way I remember, I rendered, saved, closed the program and then relaunched the program and the project was corrupted. I haven't been able to replicate the problem, but will let you know if it reoccurs. Thanks