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Description Tool

Tool - Add an author and description field to your compo

This tool helps you annotate your compos and documents with a simple description and author fields.
Even here it's topic is used to describe that part of the documentation:

It is accessible through the right click menu:


  • Author (String): Enter your author name here, it can be your real name or something more extravagant like "BGdu78" or "Charles-Eude de Monpensant".
  • Description (Multi-line Text): Add a description here. You can talk about anything you want; your compo, annotate an element, explain a part of your tree, raise questions, answer them, have a talk about life or about Vincent LeMoigne. Just about anything!


2D: N-Point Gradient.compo, Radial Mask.compo and Brick Layer (Blur and Colorize tricks).compo.

Misc: Audio extraction.compo and Audio output.compo.



Tool - An element that adds logic and/or functionality to your compo, that is not visible on screen

Decompose Time - Decompose a clock or the current time into percentages (hours, days, seconds, etc.)


Blending Mode - Define how overlapping pixels are blended together

Shared Element - A shared element that can be reused at several places like an After effect precomposition

Bank - A container for logic elements (animations, parameters, links, ...)

Edit Mode - Allow to edit quickly some layers parameters

Path Animation - Use geometry lines to animate an object

Auto Reload - Allow external files to be automatically updated inside of Smode. Hidden feature.

Video Input Device Choice - Video Input device selector

Seed - Specify the initial state of the random generator

Sound Track - External audio file Track

Oscillator - Generate your own music in Smode

ref. Sound Track - Sound track in files