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Author Topic: Advanced Feature Request  (Read 544 times)

Kevin Gales

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Advanced Feature Request
« on: January 01, 2020, 05:57:35 am »

So I bought 3 array monitors...
I ran anim8or then an idea came into mind...
I was thinking it would be awesome if anim8or could run in realtime(somehow synced) imagine opening 3 instances of anim8or on 3 screens and syncing the work... like you can move coordinates while watching the render changes on the other screen running another instance then move to another screen and change materials I believe this is possible from my knowledge of coding...

The following aspects can make it possible
1.The program must store the changes data in a file somewhere
2.The program must constantly keep checking for changes in that file
(in this way when multiple instances are opened they can sync)
3.or to prevent arguments the program could have a manual refresh


This will also open opportunities to render via network(LAN) on multiple computers..

Let's discuss anyone else who thinks this is possible?
« Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 05:59:16 am by Kevin Gales »
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Steve

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Re: Advanced Feature Request
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 11:57:41 am »

Interesting idea. It's probably easier to allow Anim8or to show multiple windows, such as an object editor and a Scene editor. Either way would require a lot of rewriting but they're not impossible.
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Kevin Gales

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Re: Advanced Feature Request
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 12:28:01 pm »

Ohh yeah multi windows might also work to see real time changes...I can unpin the whole window and put it into another screen...
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Anyway I did a little experiment and figured out you could also just add an auto refresh function\refresh button only to achieve the same thing
*How will this work exactly
First you open a file edit then save but then don't close it so you can keep doing changes and saving or letting anim8or autosave
then if you can reload that means if you added the file on another anim8or you can just reload and see the changes
(reloading means you avoid adding the file via the window every time you made changes)
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