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Need tutorial in Burbank ca

Posted: Sat, 30th May 2009, 2:23am

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FXhomer69053

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I bought this program. I am looking for someone to help me in Burbank, Ca. I have tried all the tutorials. ( I am not very interested in making light sabers)
Thank you,
Mike
Posted: Sat, 30th May 2009, 2:26am

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No Degradation

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Specify your question.

So... what exactly do you want to do?
Posted: Sat, 30th May 2009, 2:32am

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I am trying to use Tracer 2.0 to create some elements to import into AE to composite over a shot of a soldier firing a rifle. So I want to scale the beam and animate it from a vanishing point toward and past the camera. (This seems like it should be very simple to create) In AE when you want to animate an object, one uses the the Transform controls for the object in the timeline. I expected to find similar controls when I placed tracer 2.0 in the timeline. But even after watching the video several times I am unable to understand the controls.

In FX Home I begin by opening a blank time line. In neon effects I drag the effect Tracer 2.0 into the timeline. That's as far as I get. I discovered that 4-point manipulates the object and can change its shape. Is their an effects controls window like AE that opens independently of the timeline. I did not see this in the video presentation. Where would I find these controls?
Posted: Sat, 30th May 2009, 6:02am

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Axeman

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There isn't a separate window, you just drag the quad to whatever position you want. Or, you can re-draw the quad for each keyframe, if that works better for your particular situation. If you want the beam in perspective though, I highly recommend using the Laser tool, rather than a neon light, as the Laser is designed for exactly that type of application. It has simple perspective controls built right in.

For any effect, the controls will appear in the Toolbox on the right side of the screen after you select them on the timeline.
Posted: Sat, 30th May 2009, 4:46pm

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FXhomer69053

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So Tracer doesn't change perspective? I was hopinge to create a vector using key frames and have it track it. Does laser have 3d functions? Also do you know any one in Burbank Ca that has used this program?
Thank you,
Mike
Posted: Sat, 30th May 2009, 8:08pm

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I don't know anyone in Burbank personally, no.

You could change perspective in the Tracer effect, but you would have to do it manually for each frame, whereas the laser you just set the trajectory, set the perspective to the angles you want, and it automatically adjusts the perspective as the effect travels along the trajectory.

None of the VisionLab effects operate in 3D.
Posted: Sun, 31st May 2009, 1:43am

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FXhomer69053

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Thank you I will try that.