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Tylor Larsonwhen would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:26:46 pm

can any one explain or give an example of when you should use the dancing dissolve color mode? i just cant seem to find a point to it at all...

Ty



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Navarro ParkerRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:34:30 pm

It was made back in the day when Macromedia Director had a similar transition. It was a 8-bit graphics cheat that was like a dissolve.

Maybe if you wanted to replicate a cheesy 90's videogame with full motion video? An Animated GIF? Something purposely bad and PowerPointy? Or you are doing special effects for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!


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Walter SoykaRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:38:04 pm

Mark Christiansen explains [link]:

"After Effects includes 34 blending modes, each created with a specific purpose — although no one is quite sure in what context Dancing Dissolve was ever useful (and I'm only half joking)."

Personally, I rely on the Dissolve blend mode as a visual indicator that I've accidentally pressed Shift-+ (the keystroke to change to the next blend mode) on what was supposed to be a normal-blending layer. Insert rimshot here.

In all seriousness, I suppose that Dissolve/Dancing Dissolve could have been useful for faking blends with extremely shallow color depths or limited palettes (think Nintendo or old-school CGA/EGA/VGA PC graphics). I don't think I've ever used them myself.

Walter Soyka
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Walter SoykaRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:40:48 pm

[Walter Soyka] "In all seriousness, I suppose that Dissolve/Dancing Dissolve could have been useful for faking blends with extremely shallow color depths or limited palettes"

Replying to myself, the reason I say this is because the result color for each pixel of a layer with Dissolve/Dancing Dissolve will be either its own color or the underlying color. It will never generate a new color, so you can be assured that the result color must fall in bounds with the sources.

Walter Soyka
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Tom DaigonRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 8:23:12 pm

Walters talking to himself again. :D

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Walter SoykaRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 8:30:59 pm

[Tom Daigon] "Walters talking to himself again. :D"

You would have thought some time off for the holidays would have helped sort that out, right?

Walter Soyka
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Tom DaigonRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 8:35:04 pm

:D

Hey, you going to NAB this year?

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Walter SoykaRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 8:36:51 pm

[Tom Daigon] "Hey, you going to NAB this year?"

I'm planning to attend, but I haven't booked anything yet.

Walter Soyka
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Todd KoprivaRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Jan 2, 2013 at 10:04:18 pm

If anyone can tell us how they've used Dancing Dissolve, we'd love to know about it. (In other words, we don't know, either.)

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John CuevasRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Jan 3, 2013 at 2:28:16 am

Does it count if I used it in a tutorial(on the different blending modes)?

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chris forresterRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Apr 7, 2013 at 11:54:48 pm

How random that I just seen this post!

I have been working on a tutorial using Dancing Dissolve in a creative manner.

Its just authoring now and I will be uploading it later this evening.

I will share a link once it is done.

I too would also be interested in the creative uses people have for it!

Regards
Chris Forrester
demoreel http://www.chrisforrester.tv


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chris forresterRe: when would you use dancing dissolve mode
by on Apr 8, 2013 at 1:12:02 am

Here it is

http://chrisforrester.tv/2013/04/dancing-dissolve-tutorial/

Hope you all like it.

Regards
Chris Forrester
demoreel http://www.chrisforrester.tv


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