1.7.420 alpha with revamped Shrink module

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1.7.420 alpha with revamped Shrink module

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Hi all,

I'm looking for some feedback on a newly revamped Shrink module. It should yield much improved results vs the old one.

It is now Tracking-friendly and can be used while Tracking is on. Best time to use it is probably just before the Life module and after Decon.

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Re: 1.7.420 alpha with revamped Shrink module

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Had a quick play with some of last week's data and while I haven't completely got to grips with the new layout/functions in Shrink, first impressions are that it makes things a good bit better.

Here are two images, first was processed in 419 and shrunk using the tighten option, second was a quick process in 420 using the defaults in shrink, right after Decon. (sorry they're not quite the same crop - I find that very tricky)

Autosave shrunk.jpg
Autosave shrunk.jpg (257.18 KiB) Viewed 831 times
Autosave 420.jpg
Autosave 420.jpg (324.43 KiB) Viewed 831 times
Last edited by almcl on Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 1.7.420 alpha with revamped Shrink module

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One other comment about 420, if I may?

The Life module won't let me set a mask. If I try it offers the option of 'Set Full mask' or 'Generate mask manually' but when I try and manually input a mask, on exiting the mask module the 'full mask recommended' warning appears again with no way to get out except by setting a full mask.

Is this what was intended?
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almcl wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:56 pm One other comment about 420, if I may?

The Life module won't let me set a mask. If I try it offers the option of 'Set Full mask' or 'Generate mask manually' but when I try and manually input a mask, on exiting the mask module the 'full mask recommended' warning appears again with no way to get out except by setting a full mask.

Is this what was intended?
Many, many thanks for the feedback! :thumbsup:

This is a bug of course :oops: and has now been fixed in 1.7.421.
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Re: 1.7.420 alpha with revamped Shrink module

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I had a look at the shrink stars but have been using 419 and then 420 but have reverted back to general using 417 as the other two crashed more for me though I have not been able to nail why.
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admin wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:26 am This is a bug of course and has now been fixed in 1.7.421.
Wow! So quick, Ivo, do you ever get any sleep?

Many thanks!
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Re: 1.7.420 alpha with revamped Shrink module

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Hi Ivo,

I used the new Shrink module after Decon and before Life and it seemed to work fine. I have a 27 inch iMac with the most recent version of the Catalina OS.

Thanks for all you hard work!

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almcl wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:41 am do you ever get any sleep?
Not much as of late :(
Russ.Carpenter wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:24 pm I used the new Shrink module after Decon and before Life and it seemed to work fine.
That's great to hear!

I will go ahead to further solidify this in the workflow and update documentation. Thanks all! :bow-yellow:
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Hi Ivo,
the new real-time Wipe module does retrigger a new rendering each time a value is changed. However it does not seem to do this when 'keeping' a mask. Instead, it requires changing another parameter to start a new run. Shouldn't a new mask start a new rendering automatically?

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hixx wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:25 am Hi Ivo,
the new real-time Wipe module does retrigger a new rendering each time a value is changed. However it does not seem to do this when 'keeping' a mask. Instead, it requires changing another parameter to start a new run. Shouldn't a new mask start a new rendering automatically?

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That is indeed a bug - I just found that too. I will fix that, thank you!
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