The Grid generator creates a grid pattern made of two colored lines. By default they are
white lines on a black background. Using the controls in the Inspector, you can customize
the colors and line widths of the grid, and add graph paper lines.
Default Grid generator
Modified Grid generator (brown lines over a blue
background that is set to .23 opacity, over a
Parameters in the Inspector
Sets the coordinates of the center of the grid. Coordinates are calculated from
the center of your object, which is the coordinate origin.
You can also use the Adjust Item tool to modify this parameter with onscreen controls.
For more information, see
Editing Generators Using Onscreen Controls
Sets the color of grid lines.
Sets the color of the grid background.
Sets the opacity of the background. Values range from 0 to 1.
Sets the feathering or sharpness of grid lines. Values range from 0 to 1.
Sets the width of grid lines.
Rounds grid background width and height values to ensure that there aren’t
partial columns or rows at the edge of the grid.
Sets the width of the background or space between lines.
Sets the height of the background or space between lines.
Graph Paper Lines:
Adds a grid pattern on top of the existing grid. With this option
selected, the Graph Line Color and Graph Line Frequency controls become available.
Graph Line Color:
Available when the Graph Paper Lines checkbox is selected, defines
the color of the “graph paper” lines.
Graph Line Frequency:
Available when the Graph Paper Lines checkbox is selected, sets
how frequently a grid line is also a graph line.
Working with Generators
Selecting this checkbox ensures that if this generator is sent to Final Cut Pro X
as part of a template, the onscreen controls are accessible in Final Cut Pro.
The HUD contains the following controls: Line Color, BG Color, BG Opacity, Feather, Line
Width, Autofit, BG Width, BG Height, Graph Paper Lines, Graph Line Color, and Graph Line