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PatrickL is not online. Last active: 12/4/2015 6:48:13 PM PatrickL
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DPL Spotlight Effects for ShaderTFX
Posted: 13 Apr 2008 01:32 PM
See a Demo at DPL Spotlight Effects Demo (AKA Searchlights)

If you like what you see, Download and run the installer exe . You may need administrator privilege. It has a proper uninstaller. You must have ShaderTFX installed and operating unexpired or registered.

Spotlight mask images are fairly easy to generate. 640x480 is one good canvas size to work with, but most anything will work and the size, position and aspect ratio may be controlled with the Rectangle parameter (x, y, xsize, ysize).

In the masks, put black where you want the BackGroundIntensity and white where you want the ForeGroundIntensity. A gradient at the transition will be honored in the effect. I just make a black and white image, then applay a gaussian blur of 10 or 15 pixels. Check out the samples in the DPL Spotlight Masks folder in the AddOnTFX folder.

This is a kit. The provided effects probably will not satisfy your needs. You can get a lot of mileage just by recoding the rectangle parameters (x, y, xsize, ysize) in the XML file . Check out the DPL Spotlight Effects.xml file in the AddOnTFX folder for templates and seeing how to use the parameters. A generic Button Icon is provided at iconid="0".

The nLights parameter can specify 1, 2 or 3 lights which will be controlled with the ImageRectangleA, ImageRectangleB and ImageRectangleC parameters. The BackGroundIntensity and ForeGroundIntensity parameters set the intensity of the non-lit and fully lit areas. The lit areas are the geometric mean of the lights so when more than 1 light shows on a pixel, it is a little brighter.

A working XML file example with 1 moving spotlight is:

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="2.8" specialiconfileid="5628" specialiconresourceid="101">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="ShaderTFX.ShaderEffect">

<Effect name="DPL Spotlight OvalM" iconid="0" guid="DPL Spotlight OvalM" ShaderModel="2">
<ShaderFilename value="DPL Spotlight Effects.fx"/>
<Technique value="DPLSpotlightEffect"/>
<TextureFile value="%ProgramFiles%\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX\DPL Spotlight Masks\OvalS.png"/>
<Semantics>
<nLights type="int" value="1" />
<BackGroundIntensity type="float" value="0.30" />
<ForeGroundIntensity type="float" value="1.00" />
<Param name="ImageRectangleA" evaluation="Linear" type="float4" >
<Point time="0.00 " value=" -0.1, 0.5, 0.60, 0.60"/>
<Point time="0.50 " value=" 0.5,-0.1, 0.60, 0.60"/>
<Point time="1.00 " value=" -0.1, 0.5, 0.60, 0.60"/>
</Param>
</Semantics>
</Effect>

</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


More Info Here

Have fun, PatrickL

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Re: DPL Spotlight Effects for ShaderTFX
Posted: 13 Apr 2008 05:32 PM
Very nice as usual =). Also very easy to customize the spotlights. Good job.

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Re: DPL Spotlight Effects for ShaderTFX
Posted: 14 Apr 2008 01:29 PM
Yes Patrick L, love them (again? Yes, again!)!

I have to say that my comment where I said that you didn't make enough effects can be removed, because you're making fantastic new stuff hereSmiley Love it!
Keep on getting better and posting,

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Re: DPL Spotlight Effects for ShaderTFX
Posted: 16 Apr 2008 01:45 PM
Hi Patrick - I've tried to figure out how to contact you privately, but haven't been able to do so. Great work on this. Unfortunately I've got xp so can't use it. I was curious where you found that song for your video? I'm trying to find fun songs/music for my videos like that. Thanks!
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Re: DPL Spotlight Effects for ShaderTFX
Posted: 09 Aug 2008 11:26 PM
perfect ;D
This site has been a HUGE help for me.
The results always come out PERFECT ;D
oh and i even edited one of the spotlights to make it look like a triforce from zelda =]

(\__/)watch out
(='.'=)the evil bunnehs
(")_(")are watching you
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Not Working
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 02:01 AM
For some Reason this doesn't seem to work for me. It was really cool thought but it doesn't work for the actually video there is no example of how it looks on my video. Any suggestions? I have vista btw.
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Re: Not Working
Posted: 20 Feb 2011 05:09 PM
It doesn't work for me either. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. The effects show up in the effects list but they just make the screen go black.
PatrickL is not online. Last active: 12/4/2015 6:48:13 PM PatrickL
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Re: Not Working
Posted: 20 Feb 2011 07:51 PM
view post 221740 for some thoughts.

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DestinyBlade is not online. Last active: 6/29/2012 11:12:21 PM DestinyBlade
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Re: DPL Spotlight Effects for ShaderTFX
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 08:40 PM
how did you do that Zr-rZ?
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