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Gradually increase the size of Optics

Posted: Sat, 3rd Apr 2010, 3:08am

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Galdors

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Hi,
I want to have an orb that I have made using the optics engine gradually increase in size and eventually fill up the screen. I then want it to decrease in size.

I assumed that I would be able to set the size I want it to start at and then go to the end of the clip and set the size I want it at the end (ie. covering the whole screen), and that it would gradually get bigger frame by frame. However, when I tried this it will only let me have it at one size (it changes the size for the whole thing and not just the frame I am on at the time). Is there a way to get around this? It won't even let me change it frame by frame - it just changes it to the one size for the whole clip.

Thanks!
Posted: Sat, 3rd Apr 2010, 3:09am

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Axeman

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For Optics, you have to use the movement controls, rather than trying to adjust the individual elements.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Apr 2010, 3:35am

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Galdors

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Thanks. So do I use the 'scale' option under Optic Movement to make it get bigger? If so, can it get any bigger than the highest scale, because I put it on the highest scale and it doesn't even come close to filling up the screen.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Apr 2010, 4:53am

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Axeman

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Yes, that's the control you use. Do you also have the size of the individual elements as big as they can go. Make sure you have their size cranked all the way up, then use the Scale control to make them smaller at the start. If that still won't get it big enough, you'll probably need to use a different engine, perhaps a Neon Light.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Apr 2010, 4:58am

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Galdors

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Ah! That's what I need to do! I hadn't made it bigger to start with - makes perfect sense. thankyou so much!