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Help needed with speed of effect.

Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 1:22pm

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Denders

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Hey im asking this question on my hotmail account since I can't acces my normal mail adres from here for my password.

But I need some help with the effect preset Magic Orb. This is a Blue "iceball" but the particles are flying way to fast to have a nice and steady iceball wich seems to be perfectly controlled by the actor.

Now it looks like the actor is putting way to much energy in the orb. In my movie there is an actor wich open his palm to show him his new trick, the iceball. Is there any way to slow down the particles below 0% speed at the speed randomizer? So that the iceball looks to be better controlled?

If I play the movie at 50% speed the ball looks great, but the actor also moves a bit to slow biggrin
Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 2:24pm

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Axeman

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The speed randomizer controls the randomness of the speed. Use the speed gradient to adjust the actual speed of the particles.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 3:50pm

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Denders

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This probably sounds very newbie, but where can I find this speed gradient? Have searched throughout the manual and the program itself but cant seem to find it.

Edit:

Ah now I know what u ment, but I already ment the gradient in my first post. Is there any way to put the gradient on a minus percentage?
Posted: Thu, 17th Jan 2008, 1:53am

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Axeman

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Nope, but you might take a look at the gravity setting. With the speed all the way down, the particles should be virtually standing still. But if the gravity is turned up, that will add speed to them as well.