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Ben LoogmanMask border attached to an Effect.
by on Mar 31, 2015 at 10:33:21 pm

Hi guys,


I am working on a project related to music, and I am using therefore the Audio Spectrum effect.

1) What I now want to do is use the analog line as a border for a mask. The part underneath the line I want to fill with a color, but above the line must be transparant to see the layers behind it.
See pic for extra explanation.
http://nl.tinypic.com/r/2dlnoxu/8

Is this possibel and how do I do it?

2) Also I want to use the effect 2 times in the same shot. Now what I can do is put another audio spectrum into the project and do the same thing. However I want to keep the render time as short as possible and adding another audio spectrum will not enhance this.

So it is possible to sort of duplicate the effect? That is just will look at the first audio spectrum and copy past it somewhere else in the shot.



Hope you guys can help me out.


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Mask border attached to an Effect.
by on Apr 2, 2015 at 11:18:49 am

You apply Effect>Generate>Paint Bucket after the Audio Spectrum effect. Paint Bucket allows you to set a point which defines area with similar color/hue properties. So, you'll need to apply Paint Bucket twice; for the top and bottom.

You can duplicate the effect. WHen you do, just remember to set the audi ospectrum path to a different position/mask from the first instance.

HTH
- Roland

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Ben LoogmanRe: Mask border attached to an Effect.
by on Apr 2, 2015 at 1:14:48 pm

Hi Roland,

Thanks a lot for your response, really good/simple solution for my problem.

Also you say you can duplicate the effect but how? What I want is the result that the flip flop efect makes but then keep the original position also. Sort of mirroring but I could not get the efffect I wanted with the mirror effect.

Do you know a solution for that?

Greetz,

Ben


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Mask border attached to an Effect.
by on Apr 2, 2015 at 2:23:26 pm

Hi Ben, I;m not familiar with what a 'flip'flop' effect looks like. I can't provide a solution to something I can't visualize - can you provide an example?

TO duplicate an effect, you simply select it in the Effects Control Panel and hit CTRL+D (Edit>Duplicate).

HTH
- Roland

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