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Nutcracker: New effect, color wash

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. smeighan

    smeighan Dedicated Elf

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    Some requests were for more simple effects. One was being able to just set the tree to a color.
    My version is the tree will cycle from your start color to your end color over the seq_duration.


    Here is Going from a blue and then going to a black.


    Effect Settings
    username f
    user_target AA
    effect_class color_wash
    effect_name COLOR_WASH1
    window_degrees 180
    start_color #0000FF
    end_color #000024
    frame_delay 100
    sparkles 0
    sparkle_count 0
    show_frame n
    seq_duration 9
    fade_in 0
    fade_out 0
    submit Submit Form to create your effect
    OBJECT_NAME color_wash


    The gif here is going too fast, if pasted it will show correctly (One more thing to debug)
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    I wrote a different way of doing sparkles on this effect, they fade in and out. The speed they flash is adjustable also.
    Effect Settings
    username f
    user_target AA
    effect_class color_wash
    effect_name COLOR_WASH2
    window_degrees 180
    start_color #0000FF
    end_color #000024
    frame_delay 100
    sparkles 30
    sparkle_count 20

    show_frame n
    seq_duration 9
    fade_in 0
    fade_out 0
    submit Submit Form to create your effect
    OBJECT_NAME color_wash
    [​IMG]




    Finally of the start and end color have a different hue, then i will blend them over the length for your seq_duration. I would keep the start and end colors darkened if you are using sparkles.


    Effect Settings
    username f
    user_target AA
    effect_class color_wash
    effect_name COLOR_WASH3
    window_degrees 180
    start_color #00008F
    end_color #00400B
    frame_delay 100
    sparkles 30
    sparkle_count 20
    show_frame n
    seq_duration 9
    fade_in 0
    fade_out 0
    submit Submit Form to create your effect
    OBJECT_NAME color_wash


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