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Transition & Effects

Anytime an asset is instructed to play as well as when it is stopped, its visibility on screen needs to switch in and out. Ordinarily this may be a simple cut, however, you can choose to use a more impactful visual effect as a better way to transition between visual states.
 
Legion provides an assortment of effects that can be employed. You can assign one effect type for the transition in and use a totally different one for the transition out. For this reason there are two separate sets of config controls one for IN and one for OUT.
 
Another feature you can take advantage of are the set of pixel shaders that provide different visual effects, some even with animation.

Transition & Effects
 

1

Transition Type

1. Transition Type
Select from this list which transition effect to use.
 
Available types:
Cut
Fade
Grow
Slide
Blinds
Blood
Circle Reveal
Paper Fold
Pixelate
Radial Wiggle
Ripple
Swirl
2

Transition Test

2. Transition Test
While in preview use this to sample the transition effect.
3

Transition Speed

3. Transition Speed
Use this to adjust, in seconds, the amount of time it will take for the transition to complete.
4

Transition Specific Settings

4. Transition Specific Settings
Some transitions may have additional properties that can be adjusted to tailor the effect to your liking. The array of controls and their purpose as well as their labeling vary from one to another. This space will expand or contact accordingly  Hopefully they will be self-explanatory enough for you but don’t forget you can always test the effect and visualize it for yourself.
 
It should also be noted that the direction of movement of most effects will be reversed for the OUT transition. So, for effects like ‘Slide”, if the IN traveled from left to right the OUT will move from right to left. This effect, as in some others, also display a ‘Reverse’ checkbox. When engaged it will essentially negate the natural reverse movement and cause it to continue moving out to the right.
 
 
5

Reset Transition Specific Settings

5. Reset Transition Specific Settings
Press this to return effect settings back to their default.
6

Shader Effect Type

6. Shader Effect Type
Just like transition effects, shader effect also may have additional properties that can be adjusted to tailor it. However any change will be seen immediately in preview or even when playing in program.
 
Available types:
None
Alpha Key
Chroma Key
Grayscale
Invert
Proc Adjust
Sharpen
Gloom
Old Movie
Sphere
Embossed
Dot Matrix
7

Shader Specific Settings

7. Shader Specific Settings
Just like transition effects, shader effect may also have additional properties that can be adjusted. However, any change to a shader will be evident immediately when the asset is in preview and even when playing in program. This means you can make changes on the fly without having to stop.
8

Reset Shader Specific Settings

8. Reset Shader Specific Settings
Press this to return effect settings back to their default.

 

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