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Magic Bar or Shape with Alpha fade gradient [tricky idea]

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Re: Magic Bar or Shape with Alpha fade gradient [tricky idea]

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OMG! That is so awesome!

I wish I could extrapolate code like you do, seriously. It would so many dimensions to this hobby for me. Alas, I'm a snail in the race with the hare and tortoise.

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Re: Magic Bar or Shape with Alpha fade gradient [tricky idea]

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Hey, there seems to be a glitch in the refresh. It seems to occur between song changes. A manual refresh gets thing going again. So either the visualiser stops or freezes, until a manual refresh.

I'm sifting through, but I openly admit I am not confident this is something I can suss out.
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Re: Magic Bar or Shape with Alpha fade gradient [tricky idea]

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Ok, so this seems to be functioning. A trick I learnt from Yamajac
I moved [ScriptRefresher] to the very end on Visualiser.ini and added the bit below.

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; Script Refresher - required for the factory script, refreshes the skin to apply
[ScriptRefresher]
Measure=Script
ScriptFile=#@#scripts\Refresher.lua
UpdateDivider=-1
Group=NoUpdate
Refreshed=0

[NoUpdate]
Measure = Calc
OnUpdateAction = [!EnableMeasureGroup NoUpdate][!DisableMeasure NoUpdate]
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Re: Magic Bar or Shape with Alpha fade gradient [tricky idea]

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Just so the curious have something to think about.

When the visualiser first starts it still gets hung up, sort of jitters then freezes then maybe jitters some more but not really working per se.

So, I simply utilised a spare button on another skin to refresh the config group of the visualiser.ini, as so:

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RightMouseUpAction=[!RefreshGroup "Spectrum"]
After that all good, no hang ups or refresh issues.

So without knowing the actual bug, this seems a decent switch off to have the very nice effect option eclectic-tech worked into the visualiser. There are some really nice features including balancing with the no-clipping feature of the parent skin and volumetric differential in the amount of fade there is. Some really elegant integration into an otherwise 'designed-to-be-a-challenge-to-mess-with' rmskin.

Thanks again eclectic-tech :D
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Re: Magic Bar or Shape with Alpha fade gradient [tricky idea]

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@eclectic-tech

I really am just so loving this inverted fade effect. I have not seen the exact same thing an really almost any visualiser I've looked at since integrating this idea with your help (really all I did was think of it). I likely could have found one but having your help with this, is really appreciated and respected for the great code and for me a look into how an idea can be (ahem) visualised.

:great: peace.
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Re: Magic Bar or Shape with Alpha fade gradient [tricky idea]

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Happy to help. :great: