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Particle Speed

Posted: Fri, 29th Aug 2008, 6:05pm

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MoviePro

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Hi,
This is my first post on this site and I was wondering how to set the speed of the particle effect in visionlab studio, any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
MoviePro

P.S Can someone also explain to me what an object mask is, as opposed to a shape or freehand mask and how to use it (tutorials). Also my render settings are different to the turoial vieo (less there) is there anything I can do to fix that or is it normal?
Posted: Fri, 29th Aug 2008, 7:04pm

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SilverDragon7

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Right click the particle object (in the timeline) and then click 'Set Speed.'

Also, I'm not sure what an object mask is either. I believe it has something to do with greenscreen footage.
Posted: Fri, 29th Aug 2008, 7:10pm

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FXhomer46784

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An object mask will use another layer as it's mask shape.
Posted: Fri, 29th Aug 2008, 8:16pm

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MoviePro

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I have tried the set speed thing but for some reason it does not slow down it just loops. I'm sorry if I wasn't clear enough, the particles appear to quickyand move too fast. Thanks for trying. Any other ideas?
Posted: Fri, 29th Aug 2008, 9:28pm

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Axeman

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You can't use the "Set Speed" command to alter the speed of particles; the particle speed is set within the controls for the particle effect itself.

Use the Speed gradient to alter the speed at which the particles travel. The lower you drag the line, the slower they go.

Here's the particle engine tutorial.

As far as an object mask, it was basically explained already. It uses the alpha channel of one layer as the mask shape for the layer the mask is applied to. Here is the masking tutorial, including an entire section on Object Masks.

As far as your render settings, download the latest version of the software. You're way behind the times, my friend. (Its a free download)
Posted: Fri, 29th Aug 2008, 9:48pm

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MoviePro

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Thanks, I haven't been using visionlab for long and I am still getting the hang of it, I already updated my version, so it can't be that but it doesn't matter, Thanks a lot!
Posted: Fri, 29th Aug 2008, 11:07pm

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Axeman

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Ah, right, the tutorials were made with the old render settings, before the newer, much better and more comprehensive render engine was implemented. There are slightly less options in the render settings menu, perhaps, but there are vastly more options when you actually render than the old version had. If there is a particular render option or setting you are having trouble with, let us know and I'm sure we can sort you out.
Posted: Sat, 30th Aug 2008, 11:23am

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MoviePro

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Thanks a lot everyone! biggrin