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Posted: Thu, 10th Jul 2003, 10:28pm

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4036Douglas

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okay... i have been searching the fourms for a while, and i cant find any posts on a good walkthrough on how to make plug-ins... basically telling what to do with the plugger, and stuff... could you tell me this, or give me a link teling me how... please? How about some force for help?
Posted: Thu, 10th Jul 2003, 10:36pm

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Hajiku_Flip

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http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5410 - Axeman's awesome plugin tutorial, sticky post on the Plugins Request page. razz
Posted: Thu, 10th Jul 2003, 11:23pm

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4036Douglas

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yes... i've read that... i guess it helps... but why should you do those things...
Posted: Fri, 11th Jul 2003, 4:20am

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Marek

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ummm... perhaps to make a plug in? lol
Posted: Fri, 11th Jul 2003, 10:28am

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4036Douglas

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...that's not exactly what i meant, marek... i meant, why do you loop a still for 30 whats, that kinda stuff...
Posted: Fri, 11th Jul 2003, 2:03pm

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Marek

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o...

well you dont have to loop it for 30... i dont... i dont know what it does either... if i may suggest either do a black transparent or an overlay to start:

start out making stills of something... anything... just draw it out in paint or something like that. then dump black around it. save as a tif file. go into plugger and put in the stuff on the first screen... 1 layer, 1 variation. then define layers. select the background image. forget the attribute stuff. forget the effect script select black transparent. then just select the other stuff and click assemble. and your done

for a overlay... say you wanted to make a full screen effect: just do the same thing but no black and then where you clicked "black transparent" last time click "overlay ink"

that should make it a little easier to understand. then when you figure that out then just mess around with it and see what other effects you can make! razz
Posted: Tue, 15th Jul 2003, 5:46am

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Axeman

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The reason I recommend looping a still-frame plug-in for 30 frames is this:

Most plug-ins of this type will be on screen for more than 1 frame. So by setting them to last longer (like 30 frames), you save yourself that much trouble when you are applying the effect. Also, when you have to stretch an effect, if it is only one frame long it makes it more difficult to click on and grap the exact point you need in the timeline. By making the effect longer, it is easier to stretch it.

Of course, it is not necessary to extend to loop on your effect like this, but I think it makes things easier. If there are any other areas in that tutorial that you are wondering about, or that you don't understand, feel free to ask me. I'll help out however I can.
Posted: Mon, 28th Jul 2003, 5:34pm

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4036Douglas

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yeah, thanks everybody. now i have made a couple of plug ins and i am happy for now.