Curve shapes graph values over time; therefore only apply to fade cues. And we always see two of them, one for values that are increasing, one for values that are decreasing.
So, pretend that over 3 seconds we’re increasing volume from -30dB to 0dB. A simple linear fade would look like this. 1, 2, 3. Changing the style from linear to an S-Curve and we get a more natural sound where there isn’t an abrupt beginning or abrupt ending. 1, 2, 3. Change the style again to a custom curve and do something crazy like an up down up curve. 1, 2, 3.
Curve shapes can be applied in the curve Shapes tab in the inspector. The left side is for values that are increasing. The right side is for values that are decreasing. Change the style of the curve using the drop down menu. Or choose the custom curve and you can pin and drag new envelopes for adjustment.
Change the previous lesson’s fade up time to 15 seconds and experiment with each different curve shape.
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Where do you apply a curve shape to your audio cue?
In the curve shapes tab in the inspector.