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smeighan
12-13-2012, 08:20 PM
My wife, Lilia, is from the Ukraine. I met her through the internet 15 years ago. She asked for a new effect to put to the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky.

She wanted a tree that would have garlands put on it.

Happy wife, happy life.

New effect class is called tree,

tree Effect Settings
username f
user_target A
effect_class tree
effect_name TREE1
window_degrees 180
frame_delay 100
number_branches 5
number_garlands 2
sparkles 0
blink_speed 300
color1 #FF0303
color2 #E608FF
color3 #031CFF
color4 #FFF708
color5 #00FFDD
seq_duration 5
fade_in 1
fade_out 1
submit Submit Form to create your effect
OBJECT_NAME tree
batch 0
speed 1

http://meighan.net/nutcracker/effects/workspaces/2/A~TREE1.gif

i will cpover this new effect tonight.

thanks

Aurbo99
12-13-2012, 08:48 PM
Very pretty..

Thank you Lilia and Sean

Lionking_Tx
12-13-2012, 09:46 PM
Yes, very cool - I think I will use that for Christmas Canon Rock...replace the "starry night" I was going to use twice


Thanks to your wife (OK, you were a little involved as well, so thank you too Sean :) )

angus40
12-13-2012, 10:17 PM
I just tried this effect set for 10 seconds , it will only garland the first 2 branches .

How could I set the duration to garland the entire tree ?

32 strings , 42 pixels > 360 degree

Thanks

smeighan
12-14-2012, 12:15 AM
I just tried this effect set for 10 seconds , it will only garland the first 2 branches .

How could I set the duration to garland the entire tree ?

32 strings , 42 pixels > 360 degree

Thanks

i need to calculate the speed to finish in your sequence duratrion.

currently it will create as many frames as
maxt strands * branches.

so on my tree of 20 strands and 5 branches it will take 100 frames to fill the tree.

i will be adding the speed soon.

Livermore-Dad
12-14-2012, 12:53 AM
Awesome, I saw the event too late. Is there a good place to read about nutcracker, effects and how-to's? I think I have 5 or 6 in my account now that are all garbage, so would like to delete and maybe try some basics to see if I can get the swing of things.

For example,

I have 3 strings of 20 pixels around my pillars (L-F-R) so I should be able to do a barber type post or something cool and so far anything I've done has just looked like spastic lighting :)

Thanks for any pointers!
Tory

kychristmas
12-14-2012, 01:00 AM
Sean,
Seemed like a perfect opportunity to score some husband points....

The Lilia Tree effect

budude
12-14-2012, 01:12 AM
Awesome, I saw the event too late. Is there a good place to read about nutcracker, effects and how-to's? I think I have 5 or 6 in my account now that are all garbage, so would like to delete and maybe try some basics to see if I can get the swing of things.

For example,

I have 3 strings of 20 pixels around my pillars (L-F-R) so I should be able to do a barber type post or something cool and so far anything I've done has just looked like spastic lighting :)

Thanks for any pointers!
Tory

Dig into the "single-strand" effects for this probably - cool stuff!

Livermore-Dad
12-14-2012, 01:54 AM
Dig into the "single-strand" effects for this probably - cool stuff!

Thanks B, appears I was being an idiot :) Still playing to get the feel for it, but that will take time. No real pillar option, so trying to figure that out :)

Thanks!
Tory

smeighan
12-14-2012, 02:42 AM
Thanks B, appears I was being an idiot :) Still playing to get the feel for it, but that will take time. No real pillar option, so trying to figure that out :)

Thanks!
Tory


Your cand model was missing the second submit. This meant your models was not completed.
be sure you click the submit at least twice on the second page. I circled the submit that needs to be submitted twice.
When i pulled up this model the string, pixel table was missing (shown by red arrow),
I just pulled up the target and clicked twice.
http://meighan.net/nutcracker/images/single_strand_page2.png


here is another of your targets, BARBERPOLE_TEST
i created an effect in your account, SEAN_TEST/


http://meighan.net/nutcracker/effects/workspaces/909/BARBERPOLE_TEST~SEAN_TEST.gif

here is another i created in your account
TARGET: BARBER
EFFECT: SEAN_SINGLE_STRAND

http://meighan.net/nutcracker/effects/workspaces/909/BARBER~SEAN_SINGLE_STRAND.gif

angus40
12-14-2012, 03:04 AM
Great effect Sean , it plays nice on my pixels from what i can see , if you can get the duration extended would be most excellent .

the options with this new effect open up a whole new way of filling the tree .

Livermore-Dad
12-14-2012, 03:13 AM
Your cand model was missing the second submit. This meant your models was not completed.
be sure you click the submit at least twice on the second page. I circled the submit that needs to be submitted twice.
When i pulled up this model the string, pixel table was missing (shown by red arrow),
I just pulled up the target and clicked twice.
http://meighan.net/nutcracker/images/single_strand_page2.png


here is another of your targets, BARBERPOLE_TEST
i created an effect in your account, SEAN_TEST/


http://meighan.net/nutcracker/effects/workspaces/909/BARBERPOLE_TEST~SEAN_TEST.gif

here is another i created in your account
TARGET: BARBER
EFFECT: SEAN_SINGLE_STRAND

http://meighan.net/nutcracker/effects/workspaces/909/BARBER~SEAN_SINGLE_STRAND.gif


W0w thanks Sean. I just got another to work, now I'm just trying to figure out how I can get this to revolve around my pillars..

LEft side of pillar has a string of 20, front side has a string of 20, right side has a string of 20 (nothing on the back side(can't see it)). Would love to get it to rotate right to left or left to right and maybe even spiral like a barber shop sign

Maybe I need to treat this more like a matrix, since everything is straight up and down.. I'm getting more comfortable and things are working, just have to figure out the effects a bit more.

Thanks again sir!
Tory