Final Cut Drawing Tool Plugins
         

Lines

Line - Point & Size

Line - Multi-Point

 

There are 2 Line generators, Line - Point & Size and Line - Multi-Point. The first lets you draw a single straight line starting at an origin point with length and rotation set by slider and angle controls in the generator's control panel. The second lets you draw a multi-segment line with up to 8 points, each one positioned with a point control interactively in the canvas.

Line - Point & Size

The Geometry section for the Point & Size line generator contains an Origin point control for positioning the origin of the line on the canvas. The origin can be set to be the left end, right end or center of the line using the Origin Location dropdown. The Length, Scale and Rotation controls can be used to set the size and orientation of the line.

Line - Multi-Point

The Geometry section for the Multi-Point line generator contains a Number of Points slider that lets you choose between 2 and 8 points for the line. It's a slider so you can keyframe changes in the number of points, if you wish yo animate a growing line. The set of point controls, Point 1 through Point 8, are used to position the corner points for each segment along the line. Only as many point controls are active as selected in the Number of Points slider. To help identify points in the Canvas, you can enable the Show Point Labels checkbox which displays point numbers next to each point. Note that you may have to switch the Canvas to Image+Wireframe mode to view the point labels. These labels are not visible in rendered video.

The control panels for both generators are arranged in sections, with different Geometry sections as shown, 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 Lines include:

 

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