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I downloaded the Vision Lab demo this morning as I'm work with stop motion (15fps) and needed some effects.
I'm having a problem though with the 4 point neon light. I'm animating a lightsaber style short which is about 4 seconds long.
I'm following the video tutes and am selecting the neon light tool. The effect duration is set at 100 for this test. Firstly can that number be increased...? If not, how do I get round this when I go past the 100..?
Secondly I'm following the guide where it also says to turn the glow off for ease of drawing (which definately helps) and I'm also copying the last 4 point image and clicking it into the next field if the blade is in the same position as the last frame as this cuts down the time to do the glows while it also keeps the settings the same as the previous frame. Is this the correct method...? It seems to work nicely..!
Lastly when I'm previewing what I have done I find that the play back is jerky which looks like it has something to do with little white dots or markers where the render in and out points go.. I find that I had to run through each frame to remove all of the dots which then produced smoother playback.
Thanks for any help you can provide me with. It's a fantastic product..!