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Hello i starting and i have a question about moving effects

Posted: Tue, 9th Dec 2008, 7:18pm

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Shonen NooB

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Hello im just 19 ,i in brazil , and i would like someone with a good heart to help me ^^

For example i just got the Visual Labs ,also i all ready got almost 200 pre-sets , i would like to know one thing to me start ,when i use some effects its appears the icon to move the effect all around ,but when i try to isert the "gun shoot effect" and some others i cant move they around or change the size of those , there is anyway that can move than around or change theyr size ?

Thanks , if anyone wants to get a new student ,i will be very please ^^ !

ps:sorry for my spell its not that good ~~'
Posted: Tue, 9th Dec 2008, 7:27pm

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badmonk

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when you drag them onto the canvas, it should be a blue layer, click on this to open it and choose animation, you should then be able to move it around and change the size etc with the info browser on the right!

hope this is what you meant! smile
Posted: Tue, 9th Dec 2008, 8:11pm

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spydurhank

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Good call Badmonk biggrin but i'm gonna answer the question a tad bit different in case the new guy meant something else. biggrin each effect has it's own attributes. particles, muzzle flash and the optics engine. click in attributes and you'll see a small square looking thing, can't remember its name right now. you can click and drag that square to position the effect.
to scale the effect go to the attributes on the left side of the screen, you'll see a slider that says scale. biggrin biggrin hope that helps you.
Posted: Tue, 9th Dec 2008, 8:18pm

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Axeman

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To make what was already said a bit more clear, the 'blue layer' that badmonk mentions will be found on the timeline, at the bottom of the screen.

Similarly, the 'Attributes' mentioned by spydurhank are found on the timeline as well. They will be a subcategory fo each layer.
Posted: Wed, 10th Dec 2008, 2:08pm

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Angry Chair

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Just a quick question about the Optics engine. If I wanted to create an optic floating and moving up and down like the demo of the woman doing the floating magic ball in the Vision Lab demo, how would I go about completing this...?

I'm happy in that I know how to make the first energy ball on the screen and resizing etc, but how do I make it move..? Would I have to create another energy ball optic on the timeline and position it higher on the screen than the previous one and then keep doing that until I'm happy with the the outcome or is there a more automated way...?

Many thanks and sorry if this is a pretty basic question....!
Posted: Wed, 10th Dec 2008, 3:41pm

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Axeman

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Yeah, there's an easier way. click on "Optic Movement" on the timeline, and drag it to where you want it for any given frame.
Posted: Wed, 10th Dec 2008, 4:34pm

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Angry Chair

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Hi Axeman, thanks for the quick reply...

This should make things a lot easier. Shall give it a go tonight...!

Many thanks
Posted: Thu, 11th Dec 2008, 10:33am

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Shonen NooB

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Thanks everyone for the help , i hope to be able to help other in future ^^