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How do I switch to a straight line with PowerCurves?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:32 pm
by ospreysound
I'm trying to draw a Power Window using PowerCurves in Davinci Resolve but the area I want to mask has straight lines AND curves. After I click and drag to make a curve, how do I make the next segment a straight line? (So that there is a sharp corner).

For example, the image below I've drawn a curve and now I'd like to create a straight line from it, but it immediately starts off as a curve. Thanks.

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Re: How do I switch to a straight line with PowerCurves?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:14 am
by xunile
You only have to click and drag the top point, the other points you can just click. You can then adjust the bezier handles on the top point to have it fit the curve.

Re: How do I switch to a straight line with PowerCurves?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:27 am
by Marc Wielage
Center double-click on the point to turn a curve into a straight line. Use option-click-drag to move or extend just one side of a curve.

Somebody should do a tutorial just on the art of drawing good masks. I have to say, it's a lot easier in Fusion than it is in Resolve Color, and I wish the former would be incorporated into the latter.

Re: How do I switch to a straight line with PowerCurves?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:02 pm
by ospreysound
Thanks guys. I'll give this a go.