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05/12/2013 05:30:05

joeactor
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Hi,

I'm a fairly new user to Muvizu, but have used other timeline based tools.

As a possible new feature, I'd like to suggest the ability to drag actions directly from "Prepare" to the timeline.
You'd also need to be able to set their length and move them to the right start point.

This would allow for more precise creation of a timeline for advanced users, but still allow for the "Direction" ability.

Would be a very useful added feature for me.

Please ask if my description was unclear.

Thanks much for a great tool,
JoeActor
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05/12/2013 05:51:20

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Joe is 100% right right. I only use the direct mode to get the things on the timeline with the shortest length possible. I can then accurately adjust them on the timeline to get what I want. Cutting out direct mode completely would speed things up.
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05/12/2013 07:22:54

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Yep, this would be a brilliant feature!
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05/12/2013 09:14:07

primaveranz
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MrDrWho13 wrote:
Yep, this would be a brilliant feature!

It seems to be about the most requested change to Muvizu. Scrap the "Direct" and go back to "Animate"
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05/12/2013 09:22:36

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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ukBerty wrote:
Joe is 100% right right. I only use the direct mode to get the things on the timeline with the shortest length possible. I can then accurately adjust them on the timeline to get what I want. Cutting out direct mode completely would speed things up.


NO NO nonny no! Don't you dare cut out the direct mode completely! The whole real time puppetry style approach is what makes Muvizu what it is!
By all means ADD a drag and drop feature but it would make no sense to replace what is there.
Additional features are better than "instead of"
it's all about having options.


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edited by Dreeko on 05/12/2013
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05/12/2013 11:34:34

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Dreeko - sorry, I meant cutting it out of my workflow, not cutting it out of the application.
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05/12/2013 14:48:05

joeactor
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I agree with Dreeko - definitely as an added feature.

As a first time user, I found the "direction" model to be very intuitive.

... but I'd still like a bit more control over the finished product.

For workflow, I would probably start by directing, then adjust the timeline and add any missing bits with drag-n-drop.

(thanks for the input on this, everyone!)
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05/12/2013 17:33:34

urbanlamb
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Dreeko wrote:
ukBerty wrote:
Joe is 100% right right. I only use the direct mode to get the things on the timeline with the shortest length possible. I can then accurately adjust them on the timeline to get what I want. Cutting out direct mode completely would speed things up.


NO NO nonny no! Don't you dare cut out the direct mode completely! The whole real time puppetry style approach is what makes Muvizu what it is!
By all means ADD a drag and drop feature but it would make no sense to replace what is there.
Additional features are better than "instead of"
it's all about having options.


D
edited by Dreeko on 05/12/2013


no they need to leave that in that makes muvizu unique I think. I dont know if we need a drag from prepare possibly a menu of animations or something but honestly the only thing we need is to be able to customize the recorded actions more. (shorten them/ lengthen them to make em go faster and slower) and maybe a way to cut them at a break point to create a new action from them and the ability to copy and paste actions and duplicate them once in the timeline after recorded. Add that first worry about dragging directly from a library another time we have access to all the actions its just "different" different is not bad its just different

this coming from a total blender and iclone fanboi (my glasses are not rosecoloured however) but i am also a muvizu fanboi and its not good to remove what is unique to make the software into something else
edited by urbanlamb on 05/12/2013
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05/12/2013 18:28:16

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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urbanlamb wrote:
... and its not good to remove what is unique to make the software into something else
edited by urbanlamb on 05/12/2013




I agree totally and hope that the program moves in they way that we wish but be aware - the direction Muvizu takes will be guided by where they (the HQ upper echelon) believe the money is, so if they started off making a fish only to realise later that there is more money to be made from bicycles....

....trust me, they will stick some wheels on it.

Bit Wonky..
edited by Dreeko on 05/12/2013
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05/12/2013 18:48:42

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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What?

And the award for the strangest way of wording things goes to Dreeko.
edited by MrDrWho13 on 05/12/2013
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05/12/2013 18:55:48

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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MrDrWho13 wrote:
What?

And the award for the strangest way of wording things goes to Dreeko.
edited by MrDrWho13 on 05/12/2013


Another trophy for my cabinet!
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05/12/2013 19:18:49

urbanlamb
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Dreeko wrote:
MrDrWho13 wrote:
What?

And the award for the strangest way of wording things goes to Dreeko.
edited by MrDrWho13 on 05/12/2013


Another trophy for my cabinet!



well its okay I am sure it will be the bestest cigar lighting race car ninja lazer beam shooting thingy on the planet Big Grin

p.s. I suspect only ziggy will know what the heck i am talking about here but that is fine
edited by urbanlamb on 05/12/2013
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06/12/2013 10:26:23

NeilExperimental userMuvizu staff
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Imma just leave this here...

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06/12/2013 10:46:24

Mike_Num_5
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What He Said Haha Big Grin
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06/12/2013 11:02:33

DyllyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Surely no one is suggesting Arkwrights till wound up in Glasgow?



Factoid: Yours truly appears in a couple of episodes of Open All Hours as a scruffy kid playing in the street. The opening shot of the series involved a crane being deposited in the alley outside our house. My brother was a regular 'annoyance' to actors and crew, when he told David Jason that our Mum was 'poorly in hospital' David Jason turned up at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and brought her some roses and then visited all of the other patients on the ward. David Jason would regularly disappear into the props van while not filming, don an outlandish costume and then mingle with the crowds that had come to gawp at the film production.
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06/12/2013 14:55:58

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Neil wrote:
Imma just leave this here...



Revealed at last!.. Muvizu Pro!
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06/12/2013 22:49:53

urbanlamb
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still need ninja's.. ninjas shooting lazer beam outa their eyes
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07/12/2013 20:05:03

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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...and the award for the topic that deviated furthest from it's starting point is.... This One!
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07/12/2013 21:06:03

DyllyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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ziggy72 wrote:
...and the award for the topic that deviated furthest from it's starting point is.... This One!


Oh no it isn't! Well it is panto season after all!
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