# Difference between revisions of "Convert"

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Angle values can be converted to linear, reference, scale, and subtract types. | Angle values can be converted to linear, reference, scale, and subtract types. | ||

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+ | Color values can be converted to composite, radial_composite, reference, scale, and subtract types. | ||

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The parameter's value will change linearly over time, start with the value specified by "Offset" at time zero, and increasing by the value specified by "Rate" every second. | The parameter's value will change linearly over time, start with the value specified by "Offset" at time zero, and increasing by the value specified by "Rate" every second. | ||

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== reference == | == reference == |

## Revision as of 15:47, 5 September 2007

Right-clicking on a value in the Parameters dialog brings up a context menu which has a sub-menu called "Convert". The "Convert" menu allows you to specify that the parameter should be controlled automatically in various ways. Depending on the type of the parameter the Convert menu will contain different options.

Real values can be converted to linear, reference, scale, sine, and subtract types.

Angle values can be converted to linear, reference, scale, and subtract types.

Integer values can be converted to reference, scale, and subtract types.

Color values can be converted to composite, radial_composite, reference, scale, and subtract types.

## linear

Converting a parameter to be 'linear' adds two real-valued sub-parameters "Rate" and "Offset" for controlling the parameter's value.

The parameter's value will change linearly over time, start with the value specified by "Offset" at time zero, and increasing by the value specified by "Rate" every second.

## composite

## radial_composite

## reference

Converting a parameter to "reference" adds a single real-valued sub-parameter called "Link".

## scale

Converting a parameter to "scale" adds two real-valued sub-parameters called "Link" and "Scalar".

## sine

Converting a parameter to "sine" adds two sub-parameters: a angle value called "Angle" and a real-valued value called "Amplitude".

## subtract

Converting a parameter to "subtract" adds three real-valued sub-parameters called "LHS", "RHS", and "Scalar".