Add "Center Stop" to Picture Effect


Add the "Center Stop" configuration that is found in the Text effect to the Picture effect?


John Baur
February 28, 2021, 12:57 AM

The leads saw some value in a "Center Stop" check box so I have added that to the effect.  I also updated the online help to mention that the X Offset and Y Offset can be used to animate the image with a user defined motion path.  Thanks for submitting the enhancement idea!




Jim Allemann
February 26, 2021, 2:57 PM

Hi guys.

After trying what John suggested this morning using the "X Offset" and "Y Offset", I was able to accomplish what I needed.  He was also correct that the "Center Stop" would make it easier and it would make it more "obvious" on how to accomplish this.  Consider myself schooled on using the "X and Y Offsets" differently than what I normally do. Now that I have figured this out it may not be worth your time to add this feature.

I suspect you have way bigger fish to fry than this.

Thanks for taking a look at my request.

John Baur
February 26, 2021, 12:07 PM

Welcome back Geoff! There are two curves 'X Offset' and 'Y Offset'.  I was able to get the desired behavior using the curves in both the X axis and the Y axis with the (movement) type set to none.  This seems like a viable no software change solution.  The only reason to add an additional "Center Stop" check box would to make it easier or more obvious how to get this behavior.   Another factor could be once you select a movement Type there is a Iterations selection.  With a "Center Stop" check box it would stop at center with each iteration, pause and do it again per the iteration setting. 



Geoff Armstrong
February 26, 2021, 7:44 AM

Hi guys. Sorry it’s been a while since I have even opened Vixen but isn’t there an X and Y movement curve. Just use that to stop it in the center. 

Jon Chuchla
February 26, 2021, 5:15 AM

In that case, then I think you’re right, it only makes sense for the 4 basic direction options. I like the idea of the checkbox better than adding more complex movement styles to the list. But the checkbox can only be visible when one of the valid options is chosen.

This is probably feature creep, but I’ve always thought this effect would benefit from some sort of motion vector curve in place of the simple movement types.

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