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Apple Shake 4.1 tutorial, this video will focus on how to make personalized macro from within the shake GUI and create an ...
icon for it.
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Okay guys, in this shake pictorial, I’m going to show you how to build your own macro and make your own icon and put it in your tool with everything else. As you can see, I have my macros here, my macros plugins, macros actually. And as you can see, I have my own tab called Eric, I named it after me and these are my macros that I’ve built myself.
So we’re going build our own macros from scratch and we’re going to an Edge Blur. As you can see, here is the original keyed footage. We zoom in here, look at the edges right here and after we apply the Edge Blur that we’re going to make here soon—now look, see there. There it is now and here is before and here it is after.
So we’re going through and put this together and make a macro and we’re going to make an icon for it. So let’s start from scratch. So we have our green screen here, the first thing we’re going to do is add a color, color space. It’s just like what we did here, I know you’ve got one pre-built as you can see where it looks like after I add the color and switch it to yuv. So I’m going to go back here, put on my color space parameters and switch it out space to yuv.
Now, in between, after this color space, I’m going to add two Blurs--one, two and as you can see it I put them over here, because I have that node select and someone to extract them and put them over here. So now, we have our color space Blur, Blur and now we need to put one more color space and switch the rgb to yuv. Now, our image is back to normal, now we can go into our Blurs. And let’s make our first Blur 10, and let’s make second Blur maybe like 3.
Now, as you can see we have our color space, Blur, Blur, color space so now let’s add the key lot and I’ll show you that it work. We’ll key this out, and now as you can see our edges are quite smooth. So how do we make this into our own macro? Well, okay, I’m going to show you. So here’s what we do. Select the nodes that you want to include in your macro, roll a box around them, right click, go down the macro, make macro. This is will bring up this little dialogue box. First thing you want to do is name it. I want to call this Eric’s Edge Blur. Now, the macro tool box is where you want this macro to go. If you want it in the Image tool box, you put image, if you want it in the key, you put key.
I made my own shelf, Eric so I’m going to put Eric. If I was to put, that Kentucky, I would have another tab here at the bottom Kentucky after—and I’m going to say okay and it will have this macro on it but I will not include it in my tool set so there we go. Now, we have our options down here, this is what controls you want to included in the macro that you put in together. So as you can see, we have this image input for the color space, the first color space so we want that one so we have something to put our input into. Now, let’s look at our Blurs-let’s see here, we want our float x and y pixels and maybe our spread too. And I want to leave this second Blur the same because we’re not going to adjust it we’re going to leave it and I’m going to say okay.
Now, as you can see it want to go to my Eric Tab, done, there is Eric Edge Blur. Now, I want to make an icon for this. Now, see what this is—this is just—all four these macros lounged in one macro. I’m just going to let my original picture, right click, edge Blur and branch it off as you can see here we go. Down here, we have the pixels, the Blur pixels that we picked and I can take it into this key lot and so—and our edge Blur is just fine and dandy, everything is good; we could control our first Blur right here. And we just have one note. There’s our macro.
Now, let’s make an icon which I’ve already done. I’ve made an icon right here, frame it up. Now, your icon size, you want to make sure that your icon is going to be 75X40, make your icon 75X40 and make it how you want it. Then, now once you have your icon made and we can make another tutorial, how to exactly make an icon but you can make anything to an icons. We’re going to add a File Out node, Image, File Out and now I’m going to navigate to my Nreal folder. It will be under your Username, under your Home Directory, Nreal. And in your Nreal Directory, there’s an Autosave, an icons and include, a settings folder. Go into your icons folder and we’re going to put it in here.
So our file name is going to be Eric because that’s the bin its in dot(.) now the exact same name that you’ve called the macro which is Eric’s EdgeBlur.nri. So you’ve got the name of the bin, the name of the macro and .nri, okay. Now, we’re going up here to Render, File Out Nodes, Render, and that rendered out our icons.
Now, we have another icon folder. Now, we need to modify the macro itself. So navigate to your Nreal Folder beyond under Users, your name, Nreal, go to your Include, Startup folder, now once you scroll down, if you can look here, there’s Eric’s Edge Blur.
So we’re going to go down, you’ll see a UI Folder, there will be an Eric’s Edge Blur in this one too and there it is. I want to double click it and open it up. This opens to that into X code. Now, as you can see, there’s this little line right here, it says &EricEdgeBlur in parenthesis. This little and & is telling that—to look for the text. So we’re going to go in here, and we’re going to remove that & symbol and then save it. Close that down and we’ll go back into Shake, I’m going to close Shake, yes I’ll save this as Lesson5, just in case we’ll save it to our desktop and quit shake, then we fire shake back up.
Let’s go to our Eric’s Tab, and there we go. Here it is Eric’sEdgeBlur with our icon and all ready to go. So this is going to quick, quick run through of how to make your own macros. Put them on your own custom shelf or one of those shelves is already there and put you on custom icon with it. So I hope you’ve learned something, I really do—I mean I’ll give you an example here when we bring this picture back in, then we go to key, key lock—let’s key this out, okay now look closer to her hair, let’s go right before or right after our image in, let’s go to my shelf, let’s get our custom Edge Blur and boom. As you can see, now our edge is nice and smooth. Thanks to our Custom made macro. Hope you’d learn something guys, we’ll see you next time.