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Sniper View issues

Posted: Thu, 25th Nov 2010, 3:23am

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I downloaded the "simple" version which is supposed to be easy to move but i cant figure out how to move it on the canvas to where i need it.
its located here:
does anyone know how to move this please?
Posted: Thu, 25th Nov 2010, 5:34am

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Well, its a Neon Light-based effect (all neon effects will function this same way), so on the timeline, open the Neon Shapes toolset, if its not already open, and click the name of the shape you want to move (Freehand, in this case). Once it is selected, click inside the shape and drag it to a new location. Don't try to click on the tiny crosshair lines, click in one of the four big open quadrants of the circle, and drag.
Posted: Thu, 25th Nov 2010, 3:04pm

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Thank you very much.
I have started reading the knoledgebase and have started watching the tutorials.
I have to say that while i did learn a few things it's a bit dry and I can already see that I am going to have many many questions.

My problem
(maybe its the way my brain works) is that I have never been able to learn from tutorials. I have always been a learn from doing kind of girl. When i first started the muzzle flashes and blood splatters i was so lost. it came from learning how to do it , then doing it again and again. I am nowhere near perfect but i am getting much better with each frame.
Oh sorry...rambling again.

Thank you again for all the help you have given.
I am going to go play with cross hairs, and muzzle flashes now.

(I got a girl coming out of a car to kill)
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2010, 5:18pm

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I've found that doing the same project as the tutorials (like on the FXhome youtube page) really helped me learn by doing.

Also, check out Film Riot on youtube as well. they have a lot of great tips. One that deals with a sniper scope specifically is here.
Posted: Thu, 9th Dec 2010, 3:01am

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I'm having the same problem with the one that's already in Vision lab...