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How do I move the Dr. Who Time Tunnel?

Posted: Mon, 30th Aug 2010, 8:35pm

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Help! I am using a doctor who time tunnel but i can't move it, i don't know whats wrong
Posted: Mon, 30th Aug 2010, 8:51pm

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solved
Posted: Mon, 30th Aug 2010, 8:56pm

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what do you mean solved?
Posted: Mon, 30th Aug 2010, 10:55pm

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Please use descriptive titles when asking for help, or on any forum posts, really.

What exactly is the problem you are having moving the effect? When you select the Particle Attributes, do you not get an Emitter control point? When you drag the control point does it not move? Or when the control point moves does the effect stay put? A little bit of explanation regarding the problem will be helpful in solving it.
Posted: Tue, 31st Aug 2010, 8:35am

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when i move the control point it doesn't move the actual effect it just sort of pulls the edges towards me.
Posted: Tue, 31st Aug 2010, 8:40am

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Also i was trying to open a file which i spent about 3 hours on last night butit just came up with "you are trying to import a file that doesn't exist" and this has happened before.
Posted: Tue, 31st Aug 2010, 2:55pm

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Sounds like you need to move the source keyframe for the effect. If the emitter is set to "free from origin", then moving the origin halfway through the effect won't have any affect on the particles that have already been emitted. So you need to reposition the effect before any particle have been emitted, at the first keyframe of the effect. Its possible that it will be well before the start of the effect on the timeline, so double-check that.

There is also a chance that switching to "Stuck to Origin" will make it move like you want, but it might also screw up the effect; I haven't examined the preset in question.
Posted: Tue, 31st Aug 2010, 9:15pm

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sorry but none of these worked i press emitter attributes and a square comes up, i move the square and it does what i told you before. I think i may be pressing the wrong thing reply plz if you know what i'm doing wrong
Posted: Tue, 31st Aug 2010, 9:39pm

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OK, I've just tried the preset out, and I can confirm that I was correct in my last post, that the origin frame is before the start of the effect, and that moving it does move the effect. To be specific, the origin frame is 30 frames before the first visible frame of the effect.

There is also a zoom blur in the preset, and you'll need to move the center of that as well, if you want it to follow the effect's position. A lot of the effect's look comes from the zoom blur, so if you aren't moving that as well you probably won't get the results you are after.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Sep 2010, 7:26pm

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where do you find the zoom blur control?
Posted: Fri, 3rd Sep 2010, 10:40pm

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Zoom blur is a filter, so you will find its controls with all the other filters in the Grade Toolset. In general, you can click on the name of any filter on the timeline to open it in the Toolbox for editing.