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Moving presets around in the canvas

Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2009, 7:43am

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Triaxis Productions

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Hello I just bought Vision Lab a couple of months ago and I freaking love it. Only problem I'm having is that unlike in the tutorial I don't have free range to move my presets around when I click on them in the canvas. I have watched Tarn in the Tutorials and basically when he clicks on the effect he gets a X and Y axis on his canvas where he is able to change those axis. I can move my Muzzle flashes on the toolbox I just can't click on the canvas and move them which I would rather do. Maybe its because I have the Mac/OSX version and the tutorials are done with windows. I don't know if someone knows what I'm doing wrong I would appreciate the Assist.
Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2009, 8:14am

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Axeman

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If you are speaking about the muzzle flashes specifically, you have to click on "Flash Attributes" on the timeline in order to access the position orbits. The process is slightly different for each type of effect, so if you are having problems positioning other types of effects, let us know.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2009, 6:06pm

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Gino East

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My question is very similat to Triaxis', but specific to the particle effect.
I have chosen a great little gun smoke preset and added it the canvas over my muzzle flash effect. The preset moves on the screen from left to right, which works great for muzzle flashes going in that direction. I have muzzle flashes going the opposite direction in my clip as well.
Which function in the toolbox is it, that that controls the direction of the particle movement? I was expecting an axis tool, similar to the one for muzzle flashes so I could just spin it 180 degrees, but have not found one for the emmiters effect.

Thanks,
Gino
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2009, 7:39pm

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spydurhank

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Click on the emitter's attributes. you'll see them pop up on the right hand side of the screen.
look for "angle range", right above that there's a wheel.
left mouse click and drag on the wheel. you can aim the particles any direction you like with that wheel. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2009, 8:36pm

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Gino East

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Thanks!