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How do I scale the lightning? [ANSWER]

Posted: Sat, 8th Dec 2007, 6:53pm

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leonado2

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I've just installed the latest version, it looks good and there are some new features too. However I'm having a few problems with certain FX. The lightning fx doesnt seem to have a scale slider. In the previous version most effects had a scale slider, but this seems to be missing from the new version. I want to shrink the size of the whole effect but can't at the moment. Does anyone know if its possible to do this.
I've probably missed something obvious here on the new layout.

Also, the new version is missing the file size report before rendering,which I found handy, but does have a new option to use compression. Is there a way to add other compression methods. I have some other compressors, but they are not listed in FXlab.
Posted: Sat, 8th Dec 2007, 9:08pm

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Joshua Davies

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You don't have to scale the lightning, you just set the point where you want it to start and where you want it to end and it'll rescale itself to fix.
Posted: Sun, 9th Dec 2007, 7:21pm

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leonado2

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Yes, I've tried that,but I just wanted to scale the whole effect smaller. When I move the points, the range of the lightning reduces but the actual arcs are still large. For instance, say I wanted someone further away from the camera, at a distance, to emmit this lightning from their hands.The actual tendrals of the lightning would look too large.Is there a way of achieving this, or would I have to composite the lightning to make it smaller?
Posted: Mon, 10th Dec 2007, 9:30am

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JackPot

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You can also adjust the twitch scale and wave scale attributes.
Posted: Mon, 10th Dec 2007, 4:10pm

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leonado2

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Thanks for the info.
Posted: Mon, 10th Dec 2007, 4:17pm

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Dead Iris

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I think I know what your looking for.

Look under the core attributes in the tool box. Try the "End Width" and "Start Width" sliders.
Posted: Mon, 10th Dec 2007, 4:20pm

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leonado2

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Yep, thats the one.Thanks for that.
Posted: Mon, 10th Dec 2007, 4:23pm

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Dead Iris

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No prob. wink