Police FX on a Tube

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  1. Dirk - Reply


    this is a very cool way to build a FX.
    Could you save the presets “by-typ” to avoid copying each new tube?

    thanks for showing this

    • admin - Reply

      I don’t think so, since By Type will function by each cell, and there are individual intensity values for the different cells. Haven’t been able to make it work yet.

  2. Gregory Loebell - Reply

    I wonder if it would be easier to do this with 2 absolute effects that only control intensity and are delayed to come on at opposite times. Each absolute effect has 0 as low point and background as high point. The color would be pre set on the lights and wouldn’t change, just the intensity.

    Or you could include color in the absolute effects and overlap color and intensity steps.

    • admin - Reply

      I wouldn’t suggest doing two effects since that takes twice as long to edit as one. If your Gaffer calls for changes, they likely will not understand why it’s a two step process. But you could obviously do it with three intensity palettes, and that might be simpler for some.

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