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Author Topic: another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar  (Read 3887 times)

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another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar
« on: May 21, 2008, 10:46:42 am »

nobody seems to have mentioned this yet, at least on this forum (haven't searched the old one), but how about a scrollbar on the sequence/scene mode timeline when it gets too long to fit in the window?  every other video or audio app i've used (movie maker, audition and audacity, Flash, etc) has one, and i think it'd make life a lot easier when you're working on a long scene if anim8or had one too.  the current click-on-the-last-visible-frame-then-press-the-right-arrow-key method is kinda awkward :P

any chance of implementation in the next 0.97 release?  :)

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Re: another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 10:52:12 am »

Yes, that's a good idea, the method you have to use now is not that good. I also have 'problems' with this when working on bigger scenes/sequences. 

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Re: another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 08:52:20 pm »

I agree.
Currently there's a scrollbar for more objects, and there's a new scrolling feature to view more scripts, but we definitely need one for the timeline.  Otherwise, when I'm working with big scenes/animations, the way I have to navigate (click on the last frame shown, then press the "right" key) will slow me down a lot.
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Re: another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 04:05:11 am »

Yeah. I also agree. This would be a nice feature to have in the next version. Right now I'm working on a 1400 frame scene, and it's a bit annyoing having to use the "click on last frame showing and press the right arrow key.
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Re: another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 09:09:57 am »

1400 frames?!!  owch.  i did 800 once (i rendered uncompressed widescreen DVD quality too, so the render filesize was suicidal), but i've never gone over 1k...  i suppose you could now claim to be working in 'kiloframes', couldn't you?

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Re: another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 07:44:10 pm »

thats nothing. Im working on a project and it has 3000 frames so far and I have to go to the scene menu and type in the frame i want to go to instead of clicking to the next frame.
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Re: another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008, 07:56:48 pm »

siragin: i can't think of anything to say to that.  i am stunned by the mere thought of trying to animate such a huge scene!  :P

anyway, you just gave me another idea: as well as having a scrollbar, it'd also be nice if that little box at the bottom of the screen, where it shows the frame number, could be typed in, so you could go to a specific frame number by typing it in, without having to go through the menus to access the 'current frame' box.  that way you could use the typing box if you were sure exactly where you wanted to go, and the scrollbar if you weren't.  :)

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Re: another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008, 08:48:14 am »

Guys, don't go off-topic, but cool ideas.
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Re: another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008, 07:50:36 pm »

you can jump to a specific frame though.

double click on the timeline. in the window that opens up, there is a box that says "current", you can enter a number in there to jump to a specific frame.
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Re: another minor suggestion: timeline scrollbar
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2008, 04:30:27 am »

Some sort of scrolling capability, similar to what 3D Studio MAX has (or had in the last version of it the I used), is on "the list' of things I wan't to do.  But it is a very long list :)
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