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Ra-ey Saleh
Closing Custom Shape
on Apr 14, 2008 at 11:39:10 pm

Guys,

How do you 'close' a Custom Shape in the Avid. Clicking on the first point doesn't do it and I've searched the help.

Cheers in advance!


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peter mcauley
Re: Closing Custom Shape
on Apr 23, 2008 at 2:50:53 pm

Hi,

To close a custom shape you need to select that last point that you created and then click on the first point that you created. This closes the loop.

Cheers,

Peter.



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Ra-ey Saleh
Re: Closing Custom Shape
on Apr 23, 2008 at 10:41:20 pm

Peter,

Thanks for your reply!
However, I still can't get it to close.
How do you select the last point and the first point?
If I try and use any of the modifier keys, it doesn't work.
CONTROL, tries to zoom into the picture (standard Avid command); ALT deletes the last point (useful tip) and SHIFT does nothing.
Am I missing something really obvious?
Driving me crazy!

Cheers,

Ra-ey



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Ra-ey Saleh
Re: Closing Custom Shape
on Apr 23, 2008 at 11:21:42 pm

Update:

Ok, after playing with this for another hour I finally got it to work!
However, the only way I could get the Shape to 'close' (by clicking on the first point, as you might expect) was to actually turn off my Video Track monitoring (so essentially all I could see was my Shape on black).
No matter how zoomed in I was, whenever I tried to replicate this over Video, the Shape would not close, period.
Don't know if this is a bug, or whether it's just me, but thought it was worth sharing!
I would have emailed Boris Support with this, but as they only 'support' for the first month after purchase I couldn't...



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