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Difficulty changing direction of Fireball [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 8th Mar 2007, 6:04pm

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Jimmy Gee

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Hello everyone,
I promise I've been reading the manual, and I've been experimenting with several effects with success.However, I must admit defeat with this one. I've selected from the Effects Presets "Fireball with smoke" and placed on timeline for a project.The effect appears top right of the screen, then towards bottom left.
How do I change settings, so it appears from top left of screen then towards bottom right?
Help would be much appreciated,and I've tried tutorials and search,
Thank you
Posted: Thu, 8th Mar 2007, 6:43pm

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Jabooza

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Inside the preset, click 'emiter attributes' and you should see the particle emiter on-screen which you can then move to wherever you want it.

I may have miss-understood you question solet me know if this isn't what you mean.
Posted: Thu, 8th Mar 2007, 7:24pm

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Jimmy Gee

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Thank you,have tried that but all that happens is,fireball goes to left then right then zig-zag.
Posted: Thu, 8th Mar 2007, 8:30pm

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petet2

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There will be key frames for the emitter at various points in the preset and you will have to move each one of these. If you just move the starting key frame the fire ball will start where you want but then jump to the position of the second key frame (which is from the original motion path).

The way I would do this is to position the fireball in your starting position then move along the timeline to the next key frame - at which point the fireball will jump back to its orginal motion path. Now delete that key frame and reposition the fireball (which adds a new key frame in the right place). You can repeat this until you have removed and replaced each key frame.

There may be a quicker way but it works for me. Let me know how you get on because I want to use this preset soon. How does the smoke trail reposition itself?
Posted: Thu, 8th Mar 2007, 9:18pm

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Jimmy Gee

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Thanks Petet2 it worked!!!

Does exactly what I wanted,smoke trail follows as expected.

Hope your project goes ok,

Cheers and thanks again