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Nutcracker: Bars effect enhancments

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. smeighan

    smeighan Dedicated Elf

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    bars can now so some new things


    sparkles , 3 types
    Random Rainbow
    White
    Same Hue


    You can now get vertical bars besides horizontal.


    Lets start with a horizontal bar effect with no sparkles. I have BOLD marked the new prompts


    bars Effect Settings
    username f
    user_target A
    effect_class bars
    effect_name BARS_VERT1
    window_degrees 180
    frame_delay 100
    number_bars 6
    bar_type H
    sparkle_type S
    sparkles 0
    fade_3d Y
    speed 1
    direction down
    color1 #FF0000
    color2 #FF8E0D
    color3 #FFFF00
    color4 #2BFF00
    color5 #006FFF
    color6 #4C00FF
    highlight Y
    seq_duration 4.857255
    fade_in 0
    fade_out 0
    submit Submit Form to create your effect
    OBJECT_NAME bars
    batch 0


    [​IMG]




    First we will try "Same Hue" sparkle_type with sparkles percentage at 50%


    [​IMG]




    Now we will try the Rainbow Hue sparkles.
    Since sparkles override the rgb values of the colors you select you can do something like make your colors dark.
    bars Effect Settings
    username f
    user_target A
    effect_class bars
    submit Submit Form to create your effect
    effect_name BARS_VERT3
    window_degrees 180
    frame_delay 100
    number_bars 2
    bar_type H
    sparkle_type R
    sparkles 50
    fade_3d Y
    speed 1
    direction down
    color1 #00006B
    color2 #00006B
    color3 #00006B
    color4 #00006B
    color5 #00006B
    color6 #00006B
    highlight Y
    seq_duration 4.857255
    fade_in 0
    fade_out 0
    OBJECT_NAME bars
    batch 0


    [​IMG]


    Finally you can select bqr type ='Vertical'


    bars Effect Settings
    username f
    user_target A
    effect_class bars
    effect_name BARS_VERT4
    window_degrees 180
    frame_delay 100
    number_bars 2
    bar_type V
    sparkle_type W
    sparkles 50
    fade_3d Y
    speed 1
    direction right
    color1 #FF0000
    color2 #FFF700
    color3 #00FF1A
    color4 #0800FF
    color5 #FF00EE
    color6 #FFFFFF
    highlight Y
    seq_duration 4.857255
    fade_in 0
    fade_out 0
    submit Submit Form to create your effect
    OBJECT_NAME bars
    batch 0
    [​IMG]


    I will discuss this some tonight in the tutorial.


    thanks
    sean
     
  2. garyh

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    looks really good Sean!
     
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    thanks.





    Yeah. Knowing that sparkles take precedence over the colors you select. Here i set all 6 colors to BLACK.
    I reduce the sparkle percentage to 10% and use Rainbow random sparkles. Set Fade_3d=N.




    bars Effect Settings
    username f
    user_target A
    effect_class bars
    effect_name BARS_VERT5
    window_degrees 180
    frame_delay 100
    number_bars 2
    bar_type V
    sparkle_type R
    sparkles 10
    fade_3d n
    speed 1
    direction right
    color1 #000000
    color2 #000000
    color3 #000000
    color4 #000000
    color5 #000000

    color6 #FFFFFF
    highlight Y
    seq_duration 4.857255
    fade_in 0
    fade_out 0
    submit Submit Form to create your effect
    OBJECT_NAME bars
    batch 0


    [​IMG]
     

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