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Lin Evans
Turn off Effect at Desired Frame?
on Nov 3, 2011 at 2:51:20 am

Other than the time span of "Life," is there a way to turn off an effect at a particular frame? If not, that would be a wonderful addition to get microsecond timing for effect handling...

Thanks,

Lin


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Alan Lorence
Re: Turn off Effect at Desired Frame?
on Nov 3, 2011 at 11:05:46 pm

Depends on the effect and what you mean by "turn off".

1) Try the "active" graph.

2) Try stepping the "number" graph down to zero to stop creating particles.

Alan.

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Lin Evans
Re: Turn off Effect at Desired Frame?
on Nov 3, 2011 at 11:49:26 pm

Hi Alan,

What I mean by "turn off" the effect might be explained as follows:

Let's say I have a birthday cake with candles. I use a "candle" flame effect and light a candle sequentially every five frames until I have ten candles lit.

Now a strong wind comes along around frame 200 and I have sound effects for that programmed in the video. I want to extinguish all candles with a "puff" of wind at frame 205.

It's easy to "turn on" an effect at a specific frame, but how do I "kill" the flame instantly at frame 205?

Best regards,

Lin


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Lin Evans
Re: Turn off Effect at Desired Frame?
on Nov 4, 2011 at 2:44:15 am

Hi Alan,

O.K., I think I understand now - I wasn't getting the "visibility" feature - but I understand now that the graph refers to frames and intensity levels so if I want to extinguish a particular effect at say frame 100 for the duration of a clip, I move the point to zero and to avoid a long and gradual extinguish time I put insert a point just prior to the "keyframe" where I want the effect to stop to "hold" the 100% effect to that time. I'm used to keyframing, but not having a graphical representation - it's actually a very clear issue now that my thick skull has been "penetrated." Sorry for the confusion, it's perfectly clear in your instructions - just was "muddy" in my head.

Thanks,

No need to respond... Lin


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