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How to remove preset from an object (e.g. beretta m/flash)

Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2009, 6:12pm

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enemybury

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Hi,

Maybe I am being very dumb (probably)....

But, I have several Beretta muzzle flashes in the timeline. I have applied a preset of 8mm film to them all and it has changed the colors etc. However I am not happy with the colors and want to remove that preset on all the objects. I just want to go back to the standard colors as first given in the beretta object. I have them all sized and tweaked etc. to my liking and just want to remove that preset from each object.

How can you do this as I can't seem to see any way to do it? Maybe it's staring me right in the face but just can't see how.

If it was just one object then I would just stick another Beretta object in fresh from the effects "bin". But there are lots of them in the timeline now and I don't want to go thru all the process of tweaking each one.

Any help greatly appreciated!
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2009, 9:56pm

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futurefilmmaker

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To remove an object from the timeline, just right-click on what you need trashed (in this case 8mm film) and click cut or delete. Also if you go under your Beretta's "grade", you can do the same with the effect you inserted under your "grade".

And it's not that you're dumb. You just havn't gotten used to the program, that's all. When I first bought elab, i couldn't even fgure out how to put a preset on a video clip... A few more months and youll get it.

Please rate if this is helpful to anyone!
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 1:29am

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Axeman

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In the case of the 8mm preset, it isn't actually an object that can be deleted form the timeline, it is a set of grading ilters that are applied to the Muzzle Flash object for you. There isn't currently a way to get rid of the grading preset all at once, you have to select each filter and delete them. So go into the Grading section for each muzzle flash, and delete the filters that you don't want by right-clicking on the name and selecting Delete.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 8:34am

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enemybury

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Hi,

Thanks for the help.

It was staring me in the face after all.

I was looking in the wrong place as I presumed that the presets toggled on and off either by right-clicking somewhere in the timeline/objects list or selecting/de-selecting in the presets chart that comes up when you click the red FX icon.

It would be good to have a quick way of deleting grade presets all in one tho.

Thanks again!
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 9:29am

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Simon K Jones

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Just to clarify, you can delete them all at once by right clicking the Grade track rather than a specific filter. You can then 'delete all filters'.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 2:18pm

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Axeman

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Rad, I didn't know that.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 2:57pm

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futurefilmmaker

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yeah... thats basically what i was saying... bt thnx for clarifying tarn cool