The Grid generator creates a grid pattern made of two colored lines. By default, they’re 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.
Adjust this generator using the controls in the Generator Inspector:
Offset: Value sliders that set 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 Modify or animate a generator.)
Line Color: Color controls that set the color of grid lines.
BG Color: Color controls that set the color of the grid background.
BG Opacity: A slider that sets the opacity of the background. Values range from 0 to 1.
Feather: A slider that sets the feathering or sharpness of grid lines. Values range from 0 to 1.
Line Width: A slider that sets the width of grid lines.
Autofit: A checkbox that, when selected, bounds grid background width and height values to ensure that there aren’t partial columns or rows at the edge of the grid.
BG Width: A slider that sets the width of the background or space between lines.
BG Height: A slider that sets the height of the background or space between lines.
Graph Paper Lines: A checkbox that, when selected, 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: Color controls (available when the Graph Paper Lines checkbox is selected) that set the color of the “graph paper” lines.
Graph Line Frequency: A slider (available when the Graph Paper Lines checkbox is selected) that sets how frequently a grid line is also a graph line.
Publish OSC: A checkbox that, when selected, 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 information about publishing onscreen controls and other parameters, see Final Cut Pro templates overview.