Using GEORGE to "EDIT" FX.bin files

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Svengali
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Using GEORGE to "EDIT" FX.bin files

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Has anyone scripting in GEORGE developed some way to edit/customize a FX.bin's file data to extend or modify existing FX.bin files? If so, do you have any wisdom or warnings about the editing process that you would be willing share? So far, I've had limited luck in this area...

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Re: Using GEORGE to "EDIT" FX.bin files

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So far I have created a script that creates an FXbin that removes white with a color key, and a script that gets position information from the keyframer FX and draws a frame.
Unlike George's command list, FXbin's specification document is not shared, so I wrote the script by predicting from the actually issued bin data.
I don't know if it will be helpful to you, but I've attached the two scripts I created.
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Re: Using GEORGE to "EDIT" FX.bin files

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Thank you for the files... I've downloaded them and will look to see how they might relate to some things I'm trying to do. I will answer soon with some thoughts.

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Re: Using GEORGE to "EDIT" FX.bin files

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H.T.

After looking at your two sample script files, I think my own approach toward customizing FX.bin files is somewhat similar.

In my case I considered a set of generic fx bin files with known sets of parameters so that I could substitute new values for those parameters as needed... hoping to then load and execute the edited FX.bin processes and apply them to the current clip.

Up to now I've created a small library of FX.bin processes that were all designed to work with clips of known frame counts and dimensions. I used GEORGE menus to execute appropriate FX from the library of FX.bin processes and calling my own GEORGE scripts for manipulating sequences of frames in the current clip.

I never considered using GEORGE scripts that could generate temporary FX.bin files which could then be executed and deleted. Great idea! I will experiment with that. Variations of certain types of FX.bin processes might be custom built based on short data files as needed!

Thank you for sharing. If I build anything that seems useful I'll post samples in this thread.

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Re: Using GEORGE to "EDIT" FX.bin files

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I hope that the process of creating a temporary file and deleting it after the application will be helpful for the automatic processing you are looking for.
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