Graphic effects parms

Peter Haworth pete at
Tue May 21 18:57:46 EDT 2013

Thanks SCott.  Any ideas on the "range" parameter for innerglow and

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On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 10:59 AM, Scott Rossi <scott at>wrote:

> The knockout option determines whether the shape of the target object is
> subtracted from the underlying dropshadow effect.  In general, knockout is
> better disabled because a feint halo of card color can seep through the
> region where the dropshadow meets the object.  You may want to enable
> knockout when your source object is translucent, so the dropshadow "stops"
> at the edges of the object.
> Innerglow can either begin from the center of the target object, or from
> the "edge".
> tmEffects doesn't include control settings for these (esoteric) options to
> save space, but you can define default values for all effects settings in
> the card script of the palette.
> Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
> On 5/21/13 10:30 AM, "Peter Haworth" <pete at> wrote:
> >There are a couple of graphic effects parms in the Inspector that aren't
> >documented in the dictionary.
> >
> >The dropShadow effect has a "knockout" parm which is a checkbox in the IDE
> >inspector.  The innerGlow effect has a "source" parm which is an option
> >menu in the IDE inspector but always seems to be disabled.  Looking at the
> >array for innerGlow, it has a value of "edge"
> >
> >Any clues as to what these mystery parms might be?
> >
> >I'm also having problems with the Inspecotr Graphic Effects tab in that
> >the
> >parameters for all the effects except dropshadow are always disabled, even
> >though the effect is applied.  A good reason to use Scott's recent
> >tmEffects palette I guess!
> >
> >Pete
> >lcSQL Software <>
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