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Hi all

Quick question and I suspect the answer is no. Is it possible to toggle off/disable the snap to grid other than pressing the Caps key? 

When forming a FX polygon around a moving complex shape i.e. me running across the screen, the snap to grid just gets in the way of accurately positioning the node points.

Regards Dave

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In version 8.84, not seeing snapping here when drawing a polygon mask around a figure.  And the Caps key has never been a factor AFAIK.

The grid in the effects box can be toggled on/off with the icon at the far right-bottom of the box.

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Hi @borate

I am still using 6.31 as later versions have the bug that stops imported FX sequences playing properly in the exported version.

Do you know if this has been fixed yet?

I use the caps key to disable the snap to grid because Ilearned of it in a forum post but for the life of me can not find it again, but it does work.

Regards Dave

 

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Never heard of caps being used for a function.  As noted, no snapping action occurs here for masking. The only grid is in the effects animation editor.

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Timeline snapping, when removing a clip, occurs in some releases.  It can be disabled by holding down the <alt> key.

Does "imported FX sequences not playing properly" refer to your 'flying man' landing displaying black on export?  Yes, that has been fixed.

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hi @borate

"Does "imported FX sequences not playing properly" refer to your 'flying man' landing displaying black on export?  Yes, that has been fixed. "

Yes that is what I mean. Thanks for the info.

Sorry my mistake in not making myself clear. The grid I want to disable is in the effects animation editor. As I said above when moving multiple node points to follow a complex curve i.e. a person running the grid stops accurate positioning of the nodes.

Regards Dave

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Hi

"....The grid I want to disable is in the effects animation editor. ..."

Snapping to the grid both vertical and horizontal can be enabled/disabled by clicking the vertical/horizontal line icon at bottom right of the editor graph pane. Switching off the grid (removing it) is done by clicking the eye icon at bottom right of the editor graph pane.

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Nat

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Thank you @Nationalsolo and @borate

I did look for this information in the help section but could not find it. This is only a minor complaint but I find the instructions to this software reminiscent of the early computer/software instructions which told you what the machine/software would do but little help as to how to do it.  Always got the impression that the writers expected the users to be as clued up as they where, not some struggling bricklayer like me.

Regards Dave

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Thank you @borate

I already have the pdf help file on my PC. I have just reperformed the following searches "disable", "grid", "animation" and "animation grid", which I did before opening this post. I have also reread the effect masking section. I found no mention that a snap to grid exists nor how to turn it off, and as an aside no mention that it is critically important not to add or delete node points when using the effects animation editor.

Please do not think that I am completely dissatisfied with VP, I am not. It does all and more than I could want at the moment, and the help I have received through this forum and directly from VP technicians has been the best.

Regards Dave

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