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TOPIC: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED!

TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED! 11 Aug 2011 17:09 #766

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Here's an FCPX Effect that gives you quite a lot of control over making an image reflection:


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File Name: TKYReflectionEffect.zip
File Size: 365 KB


TKYReflection.png


With controls for:

- Background selection;
- Reflection Opacity;
- Reflection Fade Position;
- Reflection Blur;
- Contrast, and contrast pivot for affecting reflection "punch";
- Scale, position and Y rotation of the primary image box;
- Left, right and top crop for primary image box.

As always, any suggestions for improvements appreciated.
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect 11 Aug 2011 23:01 #772

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Thanks for the great reflection effect. I appreciate your sharing. I have found a couple of issues with the effect. First, the effect will not play video in the window. Where the curser is on the video clip becomes the still picture the effect recognizes. Is there a way to get the video to play? Second, the effect will not work at all with stills. Only a totally black screen appears. Is there a way to use this effect with still images?

This effect is very good. One request. Could you create the effect so that it would allow you to define the background color? That feature would be a great addition. :cheer:
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect 11 Aug 2011 23:21 #773

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Yes, you're right there was a simple mistake that meant it wasn't working as intended - it's fixed now if you want to download it again.

I have also changed the controls so you can pick any colour as the background rather than just black and white.
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect 12 Aug 2011 23:46 #791

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Hi Simon,

Thanks for the quick turnaround on the reflections effect. There still seems to be some issues. The ability to change the background color is not functioning. As I try to make a color change the effect only seems to allow white. Try and try the effect only allows white.

Video clips now play great in the window and scaling works great.

There is another problem using the effect with stills. Scaling the window results in the still being cropped while the window stays the same size. That is to say the window and still do not become larger and smaller in synchronization with each other. Also the reflection becomes banded when a certain amount of scaling is applied.

Again, thank you for your assistance with these issues.

Best,

Norm Bosworth
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect 13 Aug 2011 00:12 #792

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Hi Norm

Unfortunately I don't know what to suggest as I am not seeing any of these problems at this end. I can change the colour to anything I want using the color controls, stills seem to scale exactly as they should, and I see no banding.

I am really puzzled as to what might be going on, but here's the very latest version of the plug-in (which I have verified for all the points you have raised) just in case yours is not up-to-date.
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect 14 Aug 2011 03:59 #799

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color not working here also..
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect 14 Aug 2011 04:55 #801

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Simon,

In the most recent version I just downloaded the 'Background.Color' parameter may be published, but it also rigged to an unpublished widget: 'Background.White/Black'

The rig has priority, therefore forces the 'color' to be white.

I'm not getting any kind of scaling problem.

Norm, what Spatial Conform are you using with your source still and as a clip on the timeline?

Alex
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect 14 Aug 2011 10:17 #802

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The main timeline is set to 1920x1080. All clips are 1080P. The actual stills are 3648x2736 pixels at 72 DPI. All photos are JPG files. It would be great to be able to use the TKY Reflection Effect. Simon reportedly has had no problem using the effect. Makes me wonder what the FCPX or Mac differences may be. If the effect works on one system one would think it should work on other systems too.

Norm
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect 14 Aug 2011 18:40 #803

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Thanks Alex, I didn't spot that when I changed the color selection option.

I have now completely rebuilt this effect in case there was something else that I was missing.


File Attachment:

File Name: TKYReflectionRevised.zip
File Size: 411 KB



I've also added in a couple of extra features including the ability to crop the bottom of the image as well as the other sides, and an option for a User specified background, as well as the ability to turn off the background altogether.

Apologies to anyone who's been having trouble with this effect - I had no idea it would prove so troublesome.
Last Edit: 14 Aug 2011 18:40 by Simon Ubsdell.
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect 14 Aug 2011 19:34 #804

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thank you for the effect...it works great now...wow love it!
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED! 15 Aug 2011 14:26 #816

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Thanks Simon - Great Effect works well (have only tried video clip), colours and scaling all great.
Much appreciated .
Cheers
Paul
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED! 15 Aug 2011 14:58 #817

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Thanks for the feedback - glad to hear it's working better now :)
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED! 15 Aug 2011 20:10 #835

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Great fix job! The Reflection Effect is working perfect now! Thanks for all your hard work and perseverance. I realize you are doing this with out compensation and I am very appreciative of your efforts.

Thanks Again,

Norm Bosworth
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED! 15 Aug 2011 21:20 #837

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Hi Norm

No problem - thanks for pointing out where it was going wrong and helping towards putting it right! It's hard to factor in all the necessary QC when you're doing it in your spare time - so it's great to have people like you to help out ... :)
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED! 17 Aug 2011 13:29 #870

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Hi Simon

I have used both the Reflection and Graduation effects here www.vimeo.com/27804268
Thanks again for your work
cheers
Paul
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED! 17 Aug 2011 14:33 #872

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Hi Paul

Really great looking film - very atmospheric, loved it!

And thanks for the plug!

S.
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED! 17 Aug 2011 14:47 #873

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Thanks Simon
Glad you liked it, the effects worked well.
Cheers
Paul
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect 04 Oct 2011 12:25 #1484

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Dear Simon,
I' trying FCPX in trail mode to discover its potential and the new way to produce video.
To test it I'm trying to reproduce a video done with FCPexpress where I used a reflection filter.
So I found yours and I tried it.
I haven't been able to test because anytime I drag the effect icon over the movie, FCPX crashes.
I'm using FCPX .1 version (last) and your revised effect. (osx 10.7.1)
Please let me know what info you need to debug the issue.
Many thanks in advance
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED! 15 Apr 2012 07:16 #7045

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how do I install this Effect?
Thanks
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Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect DEBUGGED! 15 Apr 2012 17:48 #7052

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Hi djnav4.
Simon Ubsdell wrote:
How to install effects for FCPX.

Download the file and unzip it. Navigate to your User/Movies/Motion Templates folder, inside which you will find folders for Effects, Generators, Titles and Transitions.

Copy the entire folder that you have downloaded (not its contents) into the relevant folder. (If in doubt you can look to see what kind of template you are dealing with by looking inside folder that contains it. Effects will have the suffix .moef, Generators are .motn, Titles are .moti, and Transitions are .motr.)

It will help you to find them inside FCPX if you take the additional step of making another folder inside the destination folder that you give a name of your choosing - e.g. My Downloaded Effects, or whatever.

If you don't have Motion 5 installed, the procedure is as follows:

Inside your User/Movies folder create a new folder called Motion Templates and inside this new folder create the following additional folders:

Compositions
Effects
Generators
Titles
Transitions

From now on you will be able to install your downloaded plug-ins in the same way as described above for users with Motion 5.

Or better still, please check out the new Motion Template Installer from Andreas Kiel:

www.spherico.com/filmtools/

The Motion Template Tool allows to install custom Motion Templates in an easy way for FCPX users.

This tool is helpful for both developers and users. It provides a simple hassle free way to install custom templates, change some installation settings and make backups of the template installations.
One also can create a disk images for backup and/or distribution.

The Motion Template Tool is free of charge as long as you use it for distribution of free Motion Templates or for backup purposes.
A donation though is appreciated.

You freely can distribute or host the installer disk image for free Motion Templates as long the license agreement is supplied and the application is not modified.
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