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I am releasing the new effect class: single strand.

With this release you can pick the three different animated gifs to model you single strand.

The only effect class today is chases. In a few days there will be color-wash and fills

The 3 animated gifs are

1) Arches

2) Window

3) Roofline

In this example we use the same virtual strand on the 3 animated gifs. It is two x100 strings concatenated together to make a 1x200 strand.

the only difference is the model of the animated gif.







To use this:

1) Create a target model and select "single_strand".

2) Go to the seconf form and finish defining the model but telling nutcracker how many pixels each string has and how many segments you will make your virtual strand into.

in my example

2 strings of 100

4 segments

3) Now go to the effects screen, select the target model that was built as a single strand

4) select "single-strand" as the effect class

5) fill in first page of data and then go to second follow on form. This second form allows you to assign effects to each segment.

6) generate and export as usual.

Tomorrow, 7pm MST Thurs Sep 20 I will giving a tutorial on single strand effects.


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The settings used for the previous three effects were all the same


I will go over what these values do and how they effect your chases in tomorrows nutcracker tutorial

7pm. MST Thurs, Sep 20


select "cracker" as conference, enter your name, no password.

Will open conference around 6:45pm.


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Sean how would you suggest I go about setting up my window outline - it's 10 sections:

[FONT=lucida console]+------1-------+-------------------2--------------------+-------3-------+
| | | |
[/FONT][FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]7 8 9 10[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]| | | |[/FONT]
[FONT=lucida console]+------4-------+-------------------5--------------------+-------6-------+

I realize I could ignore parts 8/9 and simply copy 7->8 and 10->9 but it would be nice to use all 10 parts if possible...

A few ways come to mind:

1) Pick the roofline animation (ignore the fact that it wont look like your window.

mark segments everyplace you want the sections. If it were me' date=' i would add some extension wires to skip the BLUE lines.

you could also just double back and mark the blue sections as new segments. Then just dont assign anything to those segments.


2) Here is a different flow, has one less blue wire


3) Here is a different flow, one less wire is shorter than option 2


if many people have this kind of window i will build an animated gif preview

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I have released a new version of single strand.

you now have fade_3d for color 1 and 2

you also have rainbow to override color 1 &2

this should also fix the artifacts.

I have not fixed the requirement needing to double click when you create the target model.



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