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jaymac42 | 12 years ago | 8 comments | 2,344 views


I have a short looping AVI of a burning candle that I move around the screen using BT. Id like to make multiple copies of this image to simulate a choir, each singer holding a candle, processing into a darkened chapel. Is there a way to do this without making two or three dozen layers?

TIA, jaymac42

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Hint: it starts with a "P" and ends with "Layer"

michiel, 12 years ago

I would use the Model Repeat parameter. The only issue with that is the candles would be lined up like soldiers, all in straight rows and columns.

Below is a link to a 30 second video showing the use of the Model Repeat option as well as the FilmStrip option.

Without experimenting, I honestly don't know which P layer that would be.

kf_daddy, 12 years ago

Hi. Still here. I'm trying to relearn what I knew seven months ago (last time I used BT). I can't figure out how I did some of my cool shows back then! I'll keep plugging away until the light goes on.

Thanks for the link, KF, but I get a blank page when I click on it.


jaymac42, 12 years ago

It should have opened as a wmv file. I don't know how to post a BT show to the gallery so I'm uploading a short video to youtube of flickering candles using the same technique that I used in the link above.

It's going to be about an hour before it's ready.


kf_daddy, 12 years ago

Hope this link works.

kf_daddy, 12 years ago

Wow, this is terrific! Thanks, Joe! I think it'll work for me. I'll also keep exploring Michiel's cryptic hint, but given my tight schedule, I'll probably adapt your technique. Many thanks!

jaymac42, 12 years ago

hope it does the job for you!

btw, I used two identical layers placed side by side for the candles.

To animate the movement I moved the camera only. The candles were stationary.

kf_daddy, 12 years ago

Well done kf_daddy. Thanks!

The solution I was thinking about was using the particle layer. With the particle layer you can easily create thousands of candles and they won't be lined up like soldiers.

michiel, 12 years ago

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