The Star generator creates a glowing star shape that contains an alpha channel. The scale,
width, angle, epsilon (which fine-tunes the size of the star spikes), and opacity of the
spikes can be modified and keyframed, as well as the position, color, and radius of the
Default Star generator
Multiple modified Star generators over gradient
Parameters in the Inspector
Sets the position of the center of the star.
Working with Generators
You can also use the Adjust Item tool to modify this parameter with onscreen controls.
For more information, see
Editing Generators Using Onscreen Controls
Picks the halo around the star. Click the disclosure triangle to display Red, Green,
Blue, and Opacity sliders for more precise color selection.
Sets the radius of the circle at the center of the star. Values range from 0 to 300.
Sets the size of the star spikes. Values range from 0 to 100.
Sets the angles of the star spikes.
Sets the opacity of the star spikes. Values range from –8 to 0.
Sets the width of the star spikes. Values range from 0 to 50.
Fine-tunes the strength of the star spikes. Values ranges from –2 to 0.
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. For more about
publishing onscreen controls and other parameters see
Creating Templates for
Final Cut Pro X
The HUD contains the following controls: Color, Radius, Spike Scale, Spike Angle, Spike
Opacity, Spike Width, and Epsilon.