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Dustin Bowser
Is there a way to specifically set Context 1 and Context 2?
on Mar 18, 2013 at 10:13:25 pm

I've found when working on comps that sometimes I like to set a Context downstream so I can see what my comp is looking like, and then also set a context to whatever the node is that I'm working on so that I can toggle easily back and forth between the two. The problem is, whenever I set a new Context, Smoke/Flame seems to want to swap which is Context 1 and Context 2, so that I have to jump way down to the end of my comp and reset it the way that it just was.

I was wondering, rather than just holding the "-" (minus) key and clicking a node to set a context, is there a way to more specifically set "Context 1" or "Context 2" so those things quit swapping on me?

On a slightly related note, I've found that on the machine I'm working on right now, using the FCP Hotkeys setup, my Ctrl-1 and Ctrl-2 shortcuts don't work to switch the views to Context 1 and 2. The Ctrl key still works for other functions, but doesn't want to function for this keyboard shortcut. Anyone else had this issue?


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Joel Osis
Re: Is there a way to specifically set Context 1 and Context 2?
on Mar 19, 2013 at 10:24:04 am

It could be more elegant but you get used to it, besides the minus click there is also the right click option


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Grant Kay
Re: Is there a way to specifically set Context 1 and Context 2?
on Mar 19, 2013 at 11:29:35 pm

Hi Dustin,

You need top go into the MAC preferences and turn off all the Apple "bonuses" that remap all the keys to apple functions.

Its a nightmare as it knocks out other applications keyboard shortcuts as well as Smoke.

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