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Enegery ball doesn't fit film [ANSWER]

Posted: Mon, 5th Nov 2007, 2:21am

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FXhomer12989

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I am havin a problem with my enegery ball . Whe I use The great enegery ball it's way too big , some of the others as well . I can use the scale to make it smaller but it seems like it distorts it . Some of the other ones , using the scale doesn't even get them small enough .
Any suggestions ?
Posted: Mon, 5th Nov 2007, 2:30am

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After adjusting the scale down, you'll probably need to adjust the size of the gleam affect as well, to get it smaller. At least on the Great Energy Ball.
Posted: Mon, 5th Nov 2007, 2:37am

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FXhomer12989

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How do I adjust the size of the gleam effect ? I'm not seeing anything .
Posted: Mon, 5th Nov 2007, 5:55am

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Click "Gleam" on the timeline, below the name of the effect, and use the controls in the Inspector to adjust it to your liking. I don't recall exactly what the names on the controls are, but it should be pretty easly to figure out.
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 7:08am

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FXhomer12989

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Thanks for the help . btw , is there a preset for the energy ball used in the video demo for effects lab pro on this site ? The blue one held by a hooded girl . I love the look of it .

Thanks again for the help .
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 7:27am

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Ok , I am able to get it small enough to fit film but it destroys it . It makes all the gleam , i think , come out from the top instead of from all around like when it's full size . Looks more like an electric fountian than an energy ball . If I leave it alone it emits from all sides , thus looking sphere like as a ball should but when made small it just emits upwards only . I have played with the brightness , levls, fallout amd acc settings in gleam but nothing . Problems when I use the scale to make it smaller as to fit film .

Any ideas ?
Posted: Mon, 12th Nov 2007, 9:42am

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Cogz

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Perhaps you need to adjust the origin point of the gleam, after scaling and moving it, it might have lost its positioning.