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Axel Andyflashing marquee lights
by on Mar 14, 2010 at 5:54:47 pm

Using Red, is there a way to frame an image with flashing marquee lights? The only thing in the library that seemed close was a text jitter.
Thanks -
K


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Steve PankowRe: flashing marquee lights
by on Mar 14, 2010 at 10:47:00 pm

Off the top of my head I'm thinking you can build the lights using Wedge spline primitives and placing them all into a Precompute folder. Duplicate that folder and apply BCC Glow Edges with high width and smoothness values for the "lit" version and then figure out a way to switch between the lit and unlit folders on your timeline. HTH.



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Axel AndyRe: flashing marquee lights
by on Mar 15, 2010 at 2:36:18 pm

For 'precompute' folder do you mean a container? I actually tried doing the spline wedges (3 of them), colored them yellow and placed them in a container. That's where I got stuck.
I tried following one of the Red tutorials on "painting" but nothing mentioned in this tutorial (which is supposed to be for Red) matches my Red screen. I downloaded the tutorial practice .red file and it would not load with my version of Red - 3.04.
I'll try what you suggest....
Thanks -
K



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Matthew MullenRe: flashing marquee lights
by on Mar 15, 2010 at 3:11:22 pm

Axel,

I think Steve put you in the right direction so I'd try his suggestions.

I just wanted to chime in and let you know the tutorial and project are Red 4 which is why it will not load with your Red 3.

-Matt


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Steve PankowRe: flashing marquee lights
by on Mar 15, 2010 at 5:14:21 pm

You could use the BCC Jitter Basic filter with the Destination 1 set to Opacity, Master Amount=100, Amount1=-300 and the Jitter Shape set to Up Down, and drop it onto the topmost of your two spline Precomputes. Adjust flash speed with the Frequency slider.



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Axel AndyRe: flashing marquee lights
by on Mar 15, 2010 at 5:45:44 pm

Thanks...I can't use Red 4. I don't remember why not but I think it conflicted with my version of Avid Xpress DV 3.5

K



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Axel AndyRe: flashing marquee lights
by on Mar 15, 2010 at 7:47:35 pm

I created 1 row of yellow lights using the spline wedge. I duplicated that track 3 more times to make the rectangular marquee shape. Then I used the edge glow filter and adjusted the "glow" up and down all along the filter track of the first row of lights. Then, I duplicated the filter and placed it in the next row of lights and slid it up or down a bit - just so the amount of glow differed from the previous track. I repeated this step (copying the filter and sliding the track) for the next 2 edges of the rectangle. It does the trick but I think with some work it could be pretty cool. Thanks for your suggestions...
K



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