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SNØW - a free snow generator 10 Dec 2016 14:26 #83874

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// dl and double-click to un-zip, double-click again to install //

It's the most beautiful time of the year for…

SNØW is an easy to use, free generator for FCPX:
After download and install, you should find in your Generators Tab a new category: ks, incl. SNØW



It is based upon two particle emitters, Motion comes with. I modified it a bit and rigged a few parameter to make handling more convenient.
HINT: There’s tons of computation needed, on smaller systems, like mine, there’s no real-time preview possible.



Watch the video for an example…

Use and modify to your needs - its free. Post your enhancements here at fcp.co

Enjoy movie making! :)
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SNØW - a free snow generator 11 Dec 2016 14:05 #83901

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Hi Karsten,

fyi downloaded and installed it 2-3 times, closed fcp a couple of times too but doesn't show up under generator. Maybe same issue as last time ?

Regards
Tobias

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SNØW - a free snow generator 11 Dec 2016 14:28 #83905

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Same here. Doesn't show up in Generators.

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SNØW - a free snow generator 11 Dec 2016 14:36 #83906

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wow, me bad!!

sorry for any inconveniences!!

please use the new Installer. v1.1
And, in Finder, goto Computer/Users - you will find a folder named '-' - delete that...

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SNØW - a free snow generator 11 Dec 2016 15:14 #83909

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Found myself and made a screenshot for a fix:


Looks nice, but you did warn us: it's sløw. First time FCP X on my maxed out 5k iMac beachballed. After restart, connecting it over a timeline clip it ran at approximately 3-4 fps.

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SNØW - a free snow generator 11 Dec 2016 17:36 #83913

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Hi Alex,

thanks for your repair-guide! My mistake, did one '~' too much in the pkg-maker.app
The new Installer v1.1. should now work correctly …
I'm no engineer, got taught that trick with the pkg-installer form some friendly soul here at fcp.co.

Slow even on an 5k iMac?
Wow… sooo many particles? But for a decent snow-storm …
Considered to apply motion-blur for a minute… nope, I shouldn't.

(now to something completely different:
Dein Avatar erinnert mich kolossal an 'Dietsche' - nicht respektlos gemeint! :lol: )

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SNØW - a free snow generator 11 Dec 2016 18:49 #83914

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Karsten Schlüter wrote: Dein Avatar erinnert mich kolossal an 'Dietsche' - nicht respektlos gemeint! :lol: )


Das sagen viele. Bild ist trotzdem von mir.

Karsten Schlüter wrote: Slow even on an 5k iMac?


I bought the iMac for 4k. Main difference to my 2009 MP is that it handles native mpeg4 codecs well due to Quicksync. And disk speeds are better through thunderbolt. What do you edit on? Curious to learn if anyone with a big fat trash can has realtime with your SNØW.

Anyway, it's looking good, and whenever I need to add some snowflakes to a clip, I have them. Thanks!

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SNØW - a free snow generator 11 Dec 2016 19:28 #83919

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Maybe I am dense, but I don't see a link or download for a new installer.

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SNØW - a free snow generator 11 Dec 2016 19:49 #83920

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TonyBSyr wrote: Maybe I am dense, but I don't see a link or download for a new installer.


not my day …
too busy with prepping xmas presents …
sorry… added it.

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SNØW - a free snow generator 11 Dec 2016 20:01 #83921

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Axel wrote: …What do you edit on? Curious to learn if anyone with a big fat trash can has realtime with your SNØW.…


MacMini (2012)/16GB/2.5GHz, 500GB intSSD and several extSSD… macSierra
4k/original mp4 no prob, 4x4k Multicam? … a bit lame :silly: (switchOFF the angle-viewer does the trick!)

ok, no dedicated GPU … a 5k iMac with 4GB GPU <sigh> would be a dream… but my other hobby (=my son) is expensive........
considering to sell some forthcoming plugins for 5€. More on that later this year.






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SNØW - a free snow generator 11 Dec 2016 20:07 #83922

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Thank you. Works fine and very useful in Syracuse, snow country.

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SNØW - a free snow generator 12 Dec 2016 04:18 #83924

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TonyBSyr wrote: …Works fine ….


finally! … and glad, you like it! :)

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