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    Quote Originally Posted by synkrotron View Post
    To be honest, I think I'll stick with Chaotica...
    Ha ha, yeah, I find Chaotica quite easy to use to create animations, and I don't
    need to worry about attributions and sharing my computer as a client in a Borg hive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synkrotron View Post
    To be honest, I think I'll stick with Chaotica...
    Yip

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    Right'o Tony, I'm hoping the next couple of simple screenshots will help you with animating the palette in Chaotic.

    You will obviously be familiar with both of these windows and this first one is the World Editor:-




    As you can see, I am currently sitting on one of Shader nodes and can therefore see the details of that node in the Node Editor section. The Shader is made up of Name (which is always Shader by default), Palette location, Blend speed and Opacity.

    It is the Palette location that I animate, although you can animate the Blend speed and Opacity too. I just haven't got round me messing with those yet.

    Here is the Palette editor window:-




    I have only shown this window to explain what Palette location means, just in case you wasn't sure.

    If the Palette location is set to 0, then the colour that is used is to the extreme left of the palette. And if it is set to 1 then the colour used it to the extreme left of the palette. So you can call up any colour from the palette by specifying any number between 0 and 1.

    To cycle through the complete palette, for instance, you will set the current frame to 0 and set Palette location to 0. Then move to the end of the animation and set the Palette location to 1.

    You can, of course, start at any value you like and jump all over the palette for the duration of the animation.

    Also note that you can set Palette location to less than 0 and greater than 1 but, to me at least, that doesn't make sense. You will still select a colour from the palette, but I don't know how that works, so I just stick to using values between 0 and 1.

    In the example above, I have three iterations and each one has its own Shader node. Much experimentation is required to determine how animating all the Shader nodes effect each other.

    And another factor is each Weights node value... Bit of a mine field, but I'm sure you'll get to grips with it soon enough.

    Give me a shout if you need further help, or if you think I might be missing something...



    cheers

    andy

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    That's really good info Synkro. Very clear. Thanks for the details on that.

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    Cheers andy. Very clear explanation

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    Here's one I did a while back. I've only just put the audio to it tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by YnotB View Post
    Here's one I did a while back. I've only just put the audio to it tho.
    Very cool music and animation video. Nice job!

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    This is a great thread! Lots of cool and inspiring videos and tips. So glad I discovered this.

    For a few years I've been shooting random footage all over the place. I take photos as a hobby so often have my camera with me and some things just catch my eye more as needing to be recorded.

    I had tried a few video editors but they all had their own issues and the lagging was what really drove me nuts.

    Anyway finding this thread and the suggestion of HitFilm as a quality free option gave me the push I needed. So I put together my first music video. It was fairly quick to do and a lot of fun and I'm just scratching the surface of HitFilm's awesome powers. Definitely want to play around with this more! The song isn't one of my more ambient works but anyway here it is:


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    Cool video and tune. I like what you've done

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    Indeed... Some well put together imagery in there

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