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Old August 5th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #1
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Any way to lower the opacity of a filter?

I have been playing with lots of filters and got some really great effects they are just too strong, if I could just lower the effect of the filter it would be perfect, but the filter (The Bump Map in this case) can't get the same result in a lower setting from what I can figure out, but if there was a way to just say the color is perfect just say apply it at 70% that would be ideal
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Old August 5th, 2007, 02:27 PM   #2
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Hi, try copying the video track so that you have 2 identical copies on top of each other, then add the effect to the top video layer 'only', then lower the opacity of the entire video track and leave the lower video track in tact, see if that works for you
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Old August 5th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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Thanks I was thinking of that but was hoping there was a way of doing it on the effect as I am not sure but I get the feeling that will super up the rendering time in the end. Guess you can't have it all..........
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Old August 5th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #4
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It's one of those features they will add in a future version so you can say "Why couldn't it do that all along?"
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Old August 6th, 2007, 12:21 AM   #5
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. . . (The Bump Map in this case) can't get the same result in a lower setting from what I can figure out, but if there was a way to just say the color is perfect just say apply it at 70% that would be ideal
Chris? Are you able to see ALL the sliders? I use BUMP Map for all sorts of things.

Also, sometimes - often - it is the order that the filters are chained that can have an effect. And recently I have been working with the pre- and post-toggle functions. Maybe these can affect what you are doing.

Look, if you are willing to share your veg, I could have an experiment with it and understand a bit fuller into seeing what you are after? Yes?

Grazie
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