Final Cut Drawing Tool Plugins
         

Arcs and Wedges

Arcs - 3-Point

Arcs - Center & Angles

 

The Arc & Wedge generators allow you to draw circular arcs or "pie" wedges. There are 2 generators, Arcs - 3-Point and Arcs - Center & Angles, that provide alternative drawing options.

The Shape dropdown menu lets you select Arc or Wedge mode.

Arcs - 3-Point

The 3-Point variant lets you draw an arc or wedge given an Origin point, an Arc Start Point and an Arc End Radial. It is useful for interactively drawing the arc in the canvas using point controls. The start point defines the start point and effectively sets the radius of the arc. The end radial defines a radial line from the origin and the arc ends where it intersects this radial (or its extension). In the example wedge below, the Origin is point 1, the arc start point is point 2 and the arc end radial is point 3. The end radial can be of any length. The arc is always drawn from point 2 clockwise towards the end radial.

The Show Point Labels checkbox enables or disables the point labels in the Canvas preview window. The point labels are not visible in rendered video. Note that you may have to switch the Canvas to Image+Wireframe mode to view the labels.

Arcs - Center & Angles

The Center & Angles variant lets you specify an Origin point, a Radius length, and a Start Angle and End Angle, with 0 degrees being at top dead center. This variant is useful if you have exact radius and angles to be specified. The arc is always drawn clockwise from the start to end angles.

The control panels for both generators are arranged in sections, with different Geometry sections for each, followed by common sections for controlling other attributes of the graphic. These sections are identical to several other of the Lyric Drawing Tool generators and are described in a separate Common Controls page. Note that the RT versions of the generators have certain features missing (fill clips and auto-fade). The control sections for Arcs include:

 

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