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Coordinate issue with 2 point lightsaber preset

Posted: Sun, 5th Apr 2009, 2:08am

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meast1431

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My son is using the 2 point lightsaber built by PJ Entertainment and has run into a snag.
At some point he must have dragged the points way off the canvas. When you look at the two sets of coordinates they say -38255.93 by -34767.83 and -38215.86 by 34600.93 and the points do not show up on the screen even if we make the canvas as small as possible.

I have had to go into each frame one by one to change the coords back to some thing on the screen but this is taking forever.

If it was a short scene or he had just started I would just say start over but he has been working on this for several days now and is near the end I would hate to see him have to redo all his work.

I am wondering if any of you all have seen any thing like this or have any suggestions about how to correct this issue.

Thank you for your help.
Posted: Sun, 5th Apr 2009, 3:28am

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spydurhank

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Go to the frames where you can't see the 2 point thing.
If you saved it as a project all you have to do is "re-do" or re-add the 2 point light saber thing to the frames where you can't see the 2 point thin that you're tallking about on the canvas.
Well that's what I would do in Vision Lab.
Hope it helps.
Posted: Sun, 5th Apr 2009, 5:14am

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meast1431

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Thanks for your input.

I am not sure I understand what you mean.
But while I was waiting to hear back I just worked my way back from the end of the clip and key framed it about every 15 to 20 frames and was able to get the points back in frame.

So we are back on track now.

Thanks again for your suggestion.
Posted: Sun, 5th Apr 2009, 6:03am

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spydurhank

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Wow I just read what I posted and it almost made no sense but I'm glad you figured it out. biggrin