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23/08/2016 17:19:14

CloudNinja
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Hi - I'm using a point light to simulate the light of a candle. In my scene, the candle keeps getting blown out by a wind & needs to be re-lit.

I'm using the direct obj. properties, track = brightness, and then recording 4 values:

1 - off i.e. 0%
2 - on e.g. 3.75
3 - off again i.e. 0%
4 - on again e.g. 3.7%

My challenge is, when I set the value #1 = 0, the point light brightness automatically & gradually increases until it reaches value #2 = 3.7% where it's supposed to be re-lit...I don't want the brightness property to gradually increase, I want value #1 to stay @ 0% until it reaches the value #2 ("on").

It there a way of keeping the values set to their recorded settings *or* a better way to simulate a candle on/off/on/off?

with appreciation,
cn
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23/08/2016 18:03:51

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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If you have the keyframe content pack, you should be able to do this if you select the stepped option.
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23/08/2016 18:03:52

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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well... if you don't figure out a way to do it in Muvizu, that would be very easily fixed in your video editor.... just cut out the gradual part and let the clip resume when the flame is where you want it.
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23/08/2016 18:15:57

CloudNinja
CloudNinja
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MrDrWho13 - I do have the keyframe content pack. Where is the "stepped" option?

thanks everyone,
cn
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23/08/2016 19:07:18

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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When you set up the initial properties for your light you choose Keyframed rather than the normal Directed. Once in KF mode any changes to the light brightness at any point in the timeline will be recorded - just move to the time and set the light value.
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23/08/2016 20:19:50

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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In the direct keyframe menu there should be 3 options for the type of animation. I believe stepped is the final option.
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26/08/2016 18:39:37

CloudNinja
CloudNinja
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Ah, the "stepped" is an icon on the menu...

Perfect - that did it! thanks everyone!!
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