I put two lightning effects on the same clip. I want to start them at different times. I don't see how to do it. I can't keyframe them.
Do all effects have to start and stop at the same time, the beginning and end of the clip?
Kinda works but let's say you want the lightning to suddenly shoot out of someone's eyes. If you start it off the frame when you bring it back there is a tween trail.
Not if you use hold keyframes and set the last out-of-frame position keyframe exactly one frame before the out-of-eyes position.
Yes, by every parameter, but not on and off or show - not show.
Take a picture of anyone, put two lightning effects on the clip.
Have lightning shoot from the left eye and two seconds later shoot from the right eye.
So no lightning effect is shown on the right eye for 2 seconds as the left eye displays the effect.
Jeff, where is hold keyframes?
Jim Simon wrote:
Width only goes down to one, so the effect will never vanish completely.
Hence also turning down Core Width.
That still doesn't make it vanish completely. Overlay it on a dark frame and you'll see what I mean.
(This is why I still believe CS6 is different enough to warrant it's own separate forum.)
Like Harvey Two-Face, many of the decision makers are of two minds about that. As a mod, having CS6 lumped in with CS5.x makes my job a little easier as far as moving posts around, so I'm not going to scream too loudly for a new forum, even though a strong case can be made for having one.
(PS-Sorry about the Hunt-ish use of commas in that)
(PPS-Hunt, if you want to report my comment as abuse, I promise I'll take a look at it ASAP!)
At the risk of getting too off-topic, I will say that a strong case can also be made that the versions are enough alike that keeping them together helps users more than splitting them up. So my lack of cheerleading for split forums isn't just due to my well-documented laziness.
If the fx parameters and key frames cant do it easily...I would use a nest.
Put the clip in a separate sequence of its own. Apply 1st lightning bolt there.
Nest the clip back to edit sequence ...add next effect.