Using Shapes [Shape Table]

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Introduction
Shape Table

 

 

Introduction

Certain MADRIX Effects allow you to work with one or multiple shapes at a time. Use the Shape Table to manage the shape opbjects as described below.

 

 

Shape Table

Overview

 

Left Mouse Click - Selects a shape entry in the Shape Table.
Double-Click Left Mouse Button - Allows you to change the settings for each column.
Ctrl + Left Mouse Click - Allows you to select several entries in the Shape Table at different positions.
Shift + Left Mouse Click - Allows you to select several entries by selecting 1] the first entry, 2] the last entry, 3] and all entries in-between will be selected automatically.

 

Type

Defines the shape for this entry. Depending on the MADRIX Effect you may choose from different types [2D, 3D, Filled, Unfilled, Implode, Explode, Pulse, etc.].

Alignment

Defines which side objects are aligned to. This is mainly relevant for 3D.

Outer Glow

Defines the outer shimmer of objects.

Border

Defines how thick the outer line [border] of objects is.

Inner Glow

Defines the inner gleam of objects.

Origin

Defines the point of origin of Shapes [and hence their relative position].


Open - Loads a previously saved MADRIX Shape Table from an external file [of the file type *.mshtx].

Open And Attach - Loads a previously saved MADRIX Shape Table from an external file [of the file type *.mshtx] and adds the shapes to the shapes that are already loaded.

Save - Saves the Shape Table to an external file [of the file type *.mshtx].



Add Shapes - Adds and appends one or several shapes to the Shape Table.

Remove Shapes - Removes one or several shapes from the Image Table. First, select the entries in the list.

Duplicate Shapes - Copies the currently selected shapes and adds them as new items to the Shape Table.

#5

Shows the total number of shapes in the Shape Table. An empty list shows # 0


Swap Position - Swaps the position of shapes in the Shape Table when several entries are selected first.

Position Up - Changes the order, and positions currently selected shapes one step higher up in the list.

Position Down - Changes the order, and positions currently selected shapes one step lower down in the list.



Defaults - Restores all default settings.

Close - Closes the Shape Table window.

 

Context Menu

Right Mouse Click - You can call up the context menu by performing a right mouse click on Shapes
A small window will be shown.

 

You can quickly perform the following actions:

Edit... - Opens the Shape Table [in the same way you can open the window by clicking on Shapes with the left mouse button].
 
Open... - Loads a previously saved Shape Table from an external file [of the file type *.mshtx].
A new window opens for you to select the file on your harddisk.

 

Copy - Copies the current shapes into the clipboard as a duplicate.
Paste - Applies all shapes from the clipboard to the currently focused Shape Table [Shapes].
 
Clear - Removes all entries from the Shape Table.

 

Drag And Drop [Copy And Paste]

Left Mouse Click And Hold - You can perform a Copy and Paste with the mouse.
Click with the left mouse button on the Shapes button and hold for 3 seconds. A small + appears. Now, continue to hold and drag the mouse to another Shape Table control [of a different layer] and release the mouse to instantly apply the shapes.
File Drag And Drop - You can select a MADRIX Shape Table file [of the file type *mshtx] in Windows and drag it to a Shape Table control in MADRIX in order to load it in MADRIX.

 

MADRIX 5.0c
[Ctrl & +/-] = Zoom In/Out | [Ctrl & 0] = 100%
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