Graphic effects parms

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Wed May 22 11:35:44 CDT 2013


Thanks Scott.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 5:49 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:

> I tried it after I saw your note.  This parameter doesn't appear to affect
> anything in the resulting effect that I can see.
>
> Unrelated (but important to me): the effect of the spread parameter for
> innerglow when set to "edge" needs to be updated, as it's currently
> backwards.  Increasing the spread value causes the effect to move outwards
> from the object, instead of inwards.  The RunRev guys probably overlooked
> this since spread often produces an outward effect, but it's annoying.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>
>
>
>
> On 5/21/13 3:57 PM, "Peter Haworth" <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
>
> >Thanks SCott.  Any ideas on the "range" parameter for innerglow and
> >outerglow?
> >
> >Pete
> >lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> >
> >
> >On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 10:59 AM, Scott Rossi
> ><scott at tactilemedia.com>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 lcsql.com> 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 <http://www.lcsql.com>
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