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ARRAY GUN

Easily add and modify an array of shapes with options to customize columns, rows, and the interlocking areas between them.

 


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  • Drag the effect onto your clip.

Presets

  • Click the Choose a Preset button to see an animated preview of all the presets available. Double-click any preset to apply.
  • After modifying the effect, select Save a Preset... to save the modifications as a custom preset.

Modify the Effect

  • Position provides coordinates and controls that define where within the frame the array will appear.
  • Width and Height adjust the sizing of the array on its X and Y axis.
  • Columns and Rows defines how many cells are along the X and Y axis.
  • Line Grid
    • Draw Grid toggles the grid component of the array, which connects the Shape Grid and divides the Cell Grid.
    • Grid Style determines whether the lines connect along both the horizontal and vertical axis (Grid), or just along the horizontal axis (Lines).
    • Grid Stroke Style toggles whether the entire Line Grid's corners are Square or Round.
    • Grid Color dictates the grid's color.
    • Grid Stroke Width adjusts the size of the grid's stroke.
    • Draw Grid Subdivisions toggles whether cells within the grid are divided into smaller sections.
    • Grid Subdivide X and Y specifies how many cells occupy the subdivisions along their horizontal and vertical axis.
    • Grid Sub Color dictates the subdivision's color.
    • Grid Sub Stroke Width adjusts the size of the subdivision grid's stroke.
    • Grid Position provides coordinates and controls that define where within the frame the grid will appear.
    • Grid Scale X and Y adjusts the size of the entire grid.
    • Grid Angle rotates the grid to the right (higher degrees) or left (lower values).
    • Grid Opacity adjusts the grid's transparency between invisible (o) and opaque (100).
  • Shape Grid
    • Draw Shape Grid toggles the shape component of the array, which is positioned between the Line Grid's intersections and around the Cell Grid's corners.
    • Color A and B dictates the alternating colors of shapes within the Shape Grid's Color Scheme when using A/B Colors.
    • Color Scheme provides an assortment of color presets that determine the color of the shapes in the Shape Grid.
      • Color A only uses Color A.
      • Color A/B alternates randomly between Color A and Color B.
      • Random A to B randomly picks colors within a gradient from Color A to Color B.
      • Monotone picks various shades of Color A.
      • Analogous uses Color A in addition to two colors neighboring it on the color spectrum.
      • Triadic uses Color A in addition to two colors a third away from it in both directions on the color spectrum.
      • Complimentary uses Color A in addition to its opposite color.
      • Split Complimentary uses Color A in addition to its opposite color's neighbors.
      • Square uses Color A in addition to three colors evenly selected from it across the color spectrum.
      • Individual Colors uses the Shape Fill Color in the shape parameters to determine each shape's color.
    • Stroke Uses Color Scheme toggles whether the shape's stroke adheres to the Color Scheme. Disabling this defers the color to the Shape Stroke Color.
    • Color Scheme Settings
      • Hue Offset adjusts the colors away from their selected values along the axis of the color wheel in either direction.
      • Lightness 1 and Lightness 2 defines the brightness values randomly assigned among the colors.
    • Shape Position provides coordinates and controls that define where within the frame the Shape Grid will appear.
    • Shape Scale adjusts the size of each shape.
    • Shape Rotate rotates the individual shapes to the right (higher degrees) or left (lower degrees).
    • Shape Position Random offsets the shapes away from their default positions in a randomized pattern.
    • Shape Scale Random offsets the size of the shapes from their default sizes in a randomized pattern.
    • Shape Rotation Random offsets the rotation of the shapes from their default orientations in a randomized pattern.
    • Stagger toggles whether every other row of shapes is adjusted half a cell to the right along the horizontal axis.
    • Shape Count populates the shape grid between full (100%) and empty (0%).
    • Shape 1-4 contains controls that affect each of the four possible shapes in the Shape Grid
      • Shape 1 determines one of the shapes used in the Shape Grid.
        • Using Choose a Shape S1... sets this parameter to Sprite Library.
        • Using Custom Layer enables the Custom Layer 1 parameter in the Shape 1 Custom Settings.
      • Shape 1 Custom Settings
        • Custom Sprite 1 contains an list of possible custom shapes to use when Sprite Library is selected as the Shape 1.
        • Custom Layer 1 selects which layer is to be used when Custom Layer is selected in Shape 1.
        • Custom Layer 1 Colorize determines whether the shape's color will Fill the shape, Colorize its original colors, or leave them unchanged (Original).
      • Shape Size 1 adjusts the size of Shape 1.
      • Shape Rotate 1 rotates Shape 1 clockwise (positive values) or counterclockwise (negative values).
      • Shape Aspect 1 adjusts the aspect ratio of Shape 1.
      • Shape Size Random 1 offsets the size of Shape 1 from their default sizes in a randomized pattern.
      • Shape Rotate Random 1 offsets the rotation of Shape 1 from their default orientations in a randomized pattern.
      • Shape Fill toggles whether the shape is filled with color.
      • Shape Fill Color 1 determines what color the shape is when Individual Colors is selected from the Color Scheme option for the Shape Grid.
      • Shape Opacity 1 adjusts the shape's transparency between 0 (transparent) and 100 (opaque).
      • Shape Opacity Random 1 randomizes the opacity of Shape 1 anywhere in the Shape Grid.
      • Shape Stroke 1 toggles whether the shape has a stroke around its edges.
      • Shape Stroke Color 1 determines the color of the shape's stroke.
      • Shape Stroke Width 1 adjusts the size of the shape's stroke.
    • Effector Settings contains parameters for an invisible area that can be tailored to affect various properties of the shapes in the Shape Grid.
      • Effector Center defines the center position of the area that will affect the shapes.
      • Effector Width and Height control the size of the area along its X and Y axis.
      • Effector Min Value and Effector Max Value determines the minimum and maximum amount of offsetting done by the area to the shapes' properties enabled below, where 0 is the default property value.
      • Effect Size toggles whether the area will affect the size of the shapes.
      • Effect Size Amount scales the shapes in the area above (positive values) or below (negative values) their original sizes.
      • Effect Rotation toggles whether the area will affect the rotation of the shapes.
      • Effect Rotation Amount adjusts the rotation of the shapes clockwise (positive values) or counterclockwise (negative values) from their original orientations.
      • Effect Position X toggles whether the area offsets the shapes along the horizontal axis.
      • Effect Position X Amount offsets the shape along the horizontal axis to the right (positive values) or left (negative values).
      • Effect Position Y toggles whether the area offsets the shapes along the vertical axis.
      • Effect Position Y Amount offsets the shape along the vertical axis higher (positive values) or lower (negative values).
      • Effect Opacity toggles whether the area affects the shapes' opacity.
      • Effect Opacity Amount offsets the transparency from opaque (100) to invisible (0).
    • Animation Settings contains optional animation behaviors within the shape grid.
      • Animation Behavior determines how the values of the shapes are animated.
        • None turns the animation off.
        • Randomize randomizes the animations throughout the Shape Grid.
        • Oscillate animates the shape properties to and from their values at a consistent speed.
        • Wiggle animates the shape properties to and from from their values at random speeds.
        • Flicker jumps between the maximum and minimum values possible for the shape properties at random intervals.
      • Animation Grouping adjusts the order and sets of shapes affected by the animation.
        • Unison affects all shapes at the same time.
        • Random selects random shapes for animation at different times.
        • Horizontal animates across the horizontal axis.
        • Vertical animates across the vertical axis.
      • Animation Speed defines the forward speed (positive values) or backward speed (negative values) of the animation.
      • Animate Size toggles whether the animation affects the shape size.
      • Animate Size Amount determines the size the shape grows (positive values) or shrinks (negative values) to during its animation.
      • Animate Rotation toggles whether the animation affects the shape's rotation.
      • Animate Rotation Amount determines how far the shape rotates clockwise (positive values) or counterclockwise (negative values) during its animation.
      • Animate Position X toggles whether the animation affects the shape's position along the X axis.
      • Animate Position X Amount determines how far the shape moves to the right (positive values) or left (negative values) during its animation.
      • Animate Position Y toggles whether the animation affects the shape's position along the Y axis.
      • Animate Position Y Amount determines how far the shape moves upward (positive values) or downward (negative values) during its animation.
      • Animate Opacity toggles whether the animation affects the opacity of the shapes.
      • Animate Opacity Amount determines how transparent (lower values) or opaque (higher values) the shape becomes during its animation.
  • Cell Grid
    • Draw Cell Grid toggles the cell component of the array, positioned within the Line Grid's spaces.
    • Cell Shape provides a preset list of shapes that determine the cell's appearance.
    • Cell Count populates the Cell Grid between full (100%) and empty (0%).
    • Cell Offset offers coordinates and controls that move the Cell Grid away from its default positioning within the Line Grid's spaces.
    • Match Grid Size toggles whether the cells are proportionate to the Line Grid. Disabling this defers the cell size to Cell Size.
    • Cell Size adjusts the size of the cells when Match Grid Size is disabled.
    • Cell Aspect adjusts the aspect ratio of the cells.
    • Cell Rotation rotates the cells clockwise (positive values) or counterclockwise (lower values).
    • Use Shape colors toggles whether the cells adhere to the Shape Grid's Color Scheme. Disabling this defers the color to the Cell Color.
    • Cell Fill Color determines the color of the cells when Use Shape Colors is disabled.
    • Cell Opacity adjusts the cell's transparency between 0 (transparent) and 100 (opaque).
    • Cell Opacity Random offsets the opacity of the cells throughout the Cell Grid in a randomized pattern.
    • Cell Scale Random offsets the size of the cells throughout the Cell Grid in a randomized pattern.
  • Single Shape
    • Draw Single Shape toggles the single shape component of the array, positioned by default in its center.
    • Single Shape Type provides a preset list of shapes that determine the shape's appearance.
    • Shape Position provides coordinates and controls that define where within the frame the shape will appear.
    • Single Shape Size adjusts the size of the shape.
    • Single Shape Rotate rotates the shape to the right (higher degrees) or left (lower degrees).
    • Single Shape Aspect adjusts the aspect ratio of the shape.
    • Single Shape Opacity adjusts the shape's transparency between 0 (transparent) and 100 (opaque).
    • Single Shape Fill toggles whether the shape is filled with color.
    • Single Shape Fill Color determines what color the shape is.
    • Single Shape Stroke toggles whether the shape has a stroke around its edges.
    • Single Shape Stroke Color determines the color of the shape's stroke.
    • Single Shape Stroke Width adjusts the size of the shape's stroke.
    • Matte Shape Grid determines what effect the shape has on the Shape Grid
      • None lets the Shape Grid overlay the shape.
      • Matte Shape Grid restricts the Shape Grid to the shape's area.
      • Matte Shape Grid Invterted restricts the Shape Grid outside from the shape's area.
  • Background Color defines the color behind the array.
  • Background Opacity adjusts the background's transparency between 0 (transparent) and 100 (opaque).
  • Blend Mode includes the standard blending controls which determine how the effect integrates into the rest of your composition.
  • Blend with Original mixes the effect of the Array Gun effect with the layer it’s applied to. Bring this control up to a higher value to make the effect more subtle.
  • Random Seed adjusts the calculations used for any randomizations throughout the effect. Useful for differentiating one array from another when using equal parameter definitions for randomized behavior.