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Suggestion Issue: Multiple frame controls for Animations


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Minimo

  • Level 3 Stencyler
November 12, 2015, 02:35:39 pm
I have a game with dozens of characters, some have 10-12 animations and some have 20-30 frames...  This is hundreds of frames and took weeks to import and configure.

Suggestions: 

1.  add a 'load multiple' button to load an entire folder, or to select multiple frames in a browser.  This would load more than one frame at a time into animations, and would be a huge timesaver for larger games. 

2. control the 'duration' between ALL frames in an animation with one control  (this is currently tedious to do manually for hundreds of frames).

It would be called 'Set All', which would 'override' manual settings, and set all frames to a single duration.   If enabled, would enable a 'greyed-out' box to enter the duration for all frames.  If disabled, would default to the current 'manual' control for each frame.   


Justin

  • Master Stencyler
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November 12, 2015, 02:41:24 pm
2 is already possible. Select all and open the edit dialog. If that doesn't work, it's a regression.


Justin

  • Master Stencyler
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November 12, 2015, 02:43:44 pm
Also, 1 is possible by dragging the images from a file browser into the animation list.


Justin

  • Master Stencyler
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November 12, 2015, 02:50:14 pm
Just checked on the other buttons. They all work with multiple frames selected as would be expected, except for copy/paste (this needs to work). Import frames, of course, brings in multiple frames, but they all need to be part of a single filmstrip of frames. Perhaps we can provide a more obvious method for importing multiple images, as you suggest in 1 (though I personally prefer the drag and drop approach).
« Last Edit: November 12, 2015, 02:50:42 pm by Justin »


Minimo

  • Level 3 Stencyler
November 14, 2015, 10:59:20 pm
Justin,

cool thank you!

I just tried to drag&drop a sequence of frames and it works like magic!    :)
I agree that drag&drop is superior, and had no idea it was currently possible.
Maybe add something to the GUI to visually suggest the possibility ?

Like maybe changing 'Click here to add a frame' to 'Drag&Drop or import frame')


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  • Reported
    November 12, 2015, 02:35:39 pm
  • Updated
    November 14, 2015, 10:59:20 pm

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    Public
  • Type
    Suggestion
  • Status
    New
  • Priority
    Normal
  • Version
    3.4.0 beta
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  • Assigned to
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  • Category
    Actor Type Editor

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