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Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by magii, May 3, 2012.

  1. magii

    magii Apprentice Elf

    Dec 27, 2010
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    4530 Larissa Drive, Lawrence, KS
    What's the possibility of "layering" separate effects? Say I want to do a scrolling text, but instead of a solid color I want it to have the butterfly effect running through the text? Or say a meteor storm falling over a "twinkle" ef
  2. smeighan

    smeighan Dedicated Elf

    Jan 19, 2012
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    4217 Greenfinch Dr CO 80126

    You are in luck!

    I already coded layers about a week ago. I have not yet released it as i have been working on LSP file formats and lms into xlights.

    Probably in the next week.,

    After you have created some effects , you will be able to run the layer effect

    1) Layer 1? text23
    2) Layer 2? fly11

    When the two collide (have the same pixel in both effects), you need to give me a rule
    a) Layer 1 dominant
    b) Layer 2 dominant
    c) average color between the two if there is a collision
    d) Only show layer 2 if it collides with layer1. This would make text that instead of being a solid color would have the rainbow color)

    prob more rules.

    Also i prob will set up 3 or 4 layers.

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