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Thread: frames on timeline please

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    frames on timeline please

    seeing as i come from using lightwave, 3dsmax, combustion etc where they are ALL capable/based around ''frames'' rather than 'time' it would really help
    if speed edit also had a preference setting to see frames ratheer than seconds on the timeline...should be a simple fix of some calculation/conversion code to change the timeline from 'time' to show frame numbers.

    i think quite a lot of animators animate to frames rather than time so this ouwl sit well with those getting the lightwave up grade bundle with speed edit.
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    i'll just add that i cannot see WHY this feature has not and could not be added in a free point update...it would open up speed edit to more animators rather than scare them off the product.
    stee+cat
    real name: steve gilbert
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    Q - How many polys?
    A - All of them!

  3. #3

    I just realized that there is no show frames option..

    We cannot work without frames
    We are animators...
    IF there is supposed to be a combination of Lightwave and SpeedEdit please add frames...

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    Quote Originally Posted by selefice
    We cannot work without frames
    We are animators...
    IF there is supposed to be a combination of Lightwave and SpeedEdit please add frames...
    :agree: :agree: :agree: :agree: :agree:



    get that point update out!
    stee+cat
    real name: steve gilbert
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    Q - How many polys?
    A - All of them!

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    'the write stuff' SBowie's Avatar
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    Just for the moment (while waiting for a handy 'frames overlay' feature), perhaps you'll find these files useful:

    Framecount Overlay download

    Unzip and drop both files into a convenient folder somewhere on your video drive. When you need a frame overlay in a project, drag the icon for 'frames_alias.vtd' onto the timeline, to start at frame 0 in the project. This will give you a 1 hour overlay in a 30 fps project, longer of course at 24 or 25.

    (The instance file is set up for an NTSC SD project, but can easily be tweaked of course.)
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    cool!
    as soon as i get my quadcore pc back [has speed edit on it] i'll try out that overlay zip with it...just have to wait a few days as my pc is having a different m/board and upping to 8gig ram...hope speed edit continues to work when it comes back...if not will get another key file from newtek via email sorted out.

    cheers for the link!
    stee+cat
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    Quote Originally Posted by selefice
    IF there is supposed to be a combination of Lightwave and SpeedEdit please add frames...
    Or you could go the other way - switch LightWave to work in SMPTE, that's what I do.

    It would be nice to have the same flexibility in Speed Edit though, to switch timeline labeling to your preferred format.
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    i find the lack of frames displayed on the timeline of speed edit a workflow killer one that will SLOW DOWN everything as i sit there decifering seconds into frames with a calculator etc...

    utterly ludicrous inn my opinion!...it may as well display ''nothing''..grrr!
    yup grumpy...just sort this out in a freepoint update..like err NOW!

    to have to use the genourous workaround from someone else is just 'so newtek'....
    stee+cat
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    Q - How many polys?
    A - All of them!

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    'the write stuff' SBowie's Avatar
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    It does seem like something that might not be too diffult ... maybe for 1.7, or 2.0!

    Quote Originally Posted by cresshead
    to have to use the genourous workaround from someone else is just 'so newtek'....
    Howzat working for you? OK? (I tried a few file formats with a view to getting file size down while still keeping it frame accurate, and was surprised in the end to settle on Sorenson3 as optimal!)
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    well..still waiting to get my new quadcore pc with speed edit back from the computer shop
    it's getting upp'd to 8 gig ram and different m/board [that can use 8 gig...not the 4gig limit of the other m/board]
    stee+cat
    real name: steve gilbert
    http://www.cresshead.com/

    Q - How many polys?
    A - All of them!

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    that's a great work around btw..so THANK YOU!
    stee+cat
    real name: steve gilbert
    http://www.cresshead.com/

    Q - How many polys?
    A - All of them!

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