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marcel tiemensma
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on May 12, 2008 at 6:21:33 pm

I insert an arrow (shapes) and it's shown in the timeline, but in the image is not appearing in the main window; only the x-y axes. I inserted shapes before and they were and are still visible. What am I doing wrong?



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marcel tiemensma
please help
on May 13, 2008 at 3:20:37 am

eve typed text doesn't show up (even when I reset colourtext etc). In other projects (like templates everything is going fine), but in my recent project, nothing what I do shows up in the canvas. It must be a wrong setting, but I cannot figure it out. Please help!?



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marcel tiemensma
please, please
on May 13, 2008 at 7:06:52 am

only when i right click and isolate the object/bubblle become visible. otherwise there's nothing but the lay-out lines????
please help!!!



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Stephen Smith
Re: please, please
on May 13, 2008 at 1:01:38 pm

Marcel,
I have had very similar experiences with the rectangle tool. In the timeline or project pane click on something (layer) in your canvas that is working properly and check out its X, Y AND Z properties. Then click on the Shape that is not working and see what the X, Y and Z properties are. Make them the same and then you should see your shape…then re-adjust it’s position to taste. Hope this helps.



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marcel tiemensma
Re: please, please
on May 13, 2008 at 5:48:00 pm

wow!! i cannot believe it. this is working...i would never have found this trick.
But exactly what is wrong....is it a Motion-bug?
Also when I type text (in the shape), it cannot be seen....only when I choose blend mode > darken for instance. But when blend mode is normal no text is visible.
How come?
thanks for the help!




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Stephen Smith
Re: please, please
on May 13, 2008 at 7:03:21 pm

It’s not a bug. When you hit the apply button it places the arrow at X=0, Y=0 and Z = 0. If you drag the arrow from the library to your timeline it will be whatever your X, Y and Z is. That’s the same for clips as well.

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Stephen Smith
Re: please, please
on May 13, 2008 at 8:36:26 pm

By the way, on the text...make sure it's z distance is one point closer to the camera and not the same z distance as the shape that is covering it up.

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marcel tiemensma
Re: please, please
on May 13, 2008 at 9:20:56 pm

that i don't understand. the z properties = 124,32 (of the qoute bubble)...z property of text = -540 ( I just type the text in the bubble) and text is not seen....only when I choose another blend mode.
Also I wondered if I always need to check the xyz properties when the rectangle is not to be seen?



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Stephen Smith
Re: please, please
on May 15, 2008 at 3:04:48 pm

Marcel,
Sorry, I’m not ignoring you…I was at a shot all day yesterday. I’m wondering if your text is behind the arrow. I’m saying that you need to make sure that your Z distance on the text is closer to the camera.



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Stephen Smith
Re: Z distance
on May 15, 2008 at 3:05:48 pm

A matter of fact, what is the z distance on your camera?

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marcel tiemensma
Re: please, please
on May 15, 2008 at 3:12:08 pm

Thanks for your response! I'll check it out. Do you have an anser on my last post? (about moving forward = audio in timeline).



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Stephen Smith
Re: please, please
on May 15, 2008 at 3:44:58 pm

Is that question in this thread?

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Stephen Smith
Re: Link
on May 16, 2008 at 8:49:11 pm

Okay, I see…it’s a different post. You can imbed links to other posts within your post. Check out this great article.

On the audio, I don’t think there is any thing you can do.



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Stephen Smith
Re: Link
on May 27, 2008 at 1:24:54 pm

By the way, how did your project turn out Marcel?

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