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Neon Light effects moving out of place...

Posted: Tue, 4th Aug 2009, 4:09am

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ImaginateThat

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Hello,

We're new to VisionLab, and our first project with it is a good ol' lightsaber duel. However, after we place the neon light effects in the place we want them, they begin floating away as the frame moves when the clip plays! What could we be doing wrong?
Posted: Tue, 4th Aug 2009, 8:09am

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Simon K Jones

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Sounds like you've put down multiple keyframes on different frames without realising. If you position the lightsaber on the left side of the screen at frame 1, then go to frame 100 and move it to the right side of the screen, VisionLab will automatically animate it moving from left to right over the course of those 100 frames.

Check your timeline for rogue keyframes. smile
Posted: Tue, 4th Aug 2009, 1:19pm

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Terminal Velocity

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I was hugely irritated by that when I started using the FXhome products. razz But after a while it became second nature to watch for that.
Posted: Tue, 4th Aug 2009, 5:23pm

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Preston11

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Tarn wrote:

If you position the lightsaber on the left side of the screen at frame 1, then go to frame 100 and move it to the right side of the screen, VisionLab will automatically animate it moving from left to right over the course of those 100 frames.

Check your timeline for rogue keyframes. smile
Wow I didn't know that! I've been doing each frame 1 by 1. Thanks Tarn!

Richard III wrote:

But after a while it became second nature to watch for that.
Richard III"]Yah same for me too.
Posted: Fri, 7th Aug 2009, 4:45am

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ImaginateThat

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Thanks for the help!

We also figured out that setting the Effects Duration down to one frame works for our purposes (adding an effect frame by frame). However, there is probably be a more effective way to do this project that we just haven't learned yet - we're just doing it by selecting video instead of starting with a blank timeline.
Posted: Fri, 7th Aug 2009, 4:49am

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Axeman

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Yeah, there really is a better way.