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Final Cut Pro Quick Tip #59

2001: A FCP Odyssey By Stephen Schleicher

Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 includes several new generators and effect filters thanks to the FxPlug architecture that allows your system to tap into effects from other applications like Motion.  In this Final Cut Pro Quick Tip, Stephen Schleicher shows you how to create your own trippy space sequence.

Step 1:  Begin this exercise by opening a new sequence. 

Step 2:  From the Generator pop-up menu select Render>Clouds.  This filter is very much like every other fractal pattern generator youve come across, but there are several controls to help perfect your look.

Step 3:  Whenever I work with filters and controls, I usually start by adding the generator to the Timeline, then double clicking the clip in the Timeline to reload it in the Viewer Window.  This allows me to adjust controls in the Viewer window, and see the results instantly in the Canvas Window.

Step 4:  Unlike other fractal cloud plug-ins, the one used here gives you the ability to adjust your gradient to include other colors.

Step 5:  Create a new color for the gradient by clicking the gradient about a quarter of the way to the right of the white swatch.

To change the color, right click on the new swatch, and select a light blue color from the pop up color picker.


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