Cool, will do.
By the way for pattern effects, please consider non-linear fading too (exponential, logarithmic etc)! Maybe have the shape icons serving a toggle-able double purpose in your tool? One for the current automation generation part and one for transforming existing automation, for example have gradual step-wise in/out fading for a patterns worth of automation using the staircase icons.
Also it would be nice if the pattern effects would work on a scope larger then 1 pattern, but maybe you're treading too much automasher territory?
Another thing that could be interesting would be some kind of zig-zag effect (I've proposed a tool idea for this some time ago, though it concerns pattern command values, similar idea could be applied to the automation editor, maybe: http://forum.renoise...__1#entry263541
And throwing more ideas out there, how about some sorting algorithms ( http://en.wikipedia....rting_algorithm
)to place, shuffle existing automation in another order?