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1 ... Loading AVI's - (Previous Poat was incomplete) by David Macdonald at Feb. 05, 2001 10:16 am gmt (Rec'd 2)2 ...... Re: Loading AVI's - (Previous Poat was incomplete) by Adam Yalonetsky at Feb. 05, 2001 12:46 pm gmt (Rec'd 1)
4 ............ Re: Loading AVI's - (Previous Poat was incomplete) by Mark Graham at Feb. 06, 2001 5:49 am gmt (Rec'd 2)
5 ............... Re: Loading AVI's - (Previous Poat was incomplete) by David Macdonald at Feb. 06, 2001 8:56 am gmt (Rec'd 1)
FROM: David Macdonald
DATE: Feb. 05, 2001 10:16 am gmt (Rec'd 2)
SUBJECT: Loading AVI's - (Previous Poat was incomplete)This is a repost. I supidly managed to hit the Submit button before I had finished the other. Ooops!
Now I have got some feel for Satori's basics I am starting to experiment with rotoscoping.
I have two questions.
Loading an AVI for rotoscoping seems to always result in the last frame of the AVI sequence getting 'clipped'.
If I load a twelve frame AVI sequence the default values showing in the load dialogue will be Frames Before 0, Frames After 11, Selection Appears 0, just as one would expect. However, onceloaded, frame 11 is always framee 10 repeated NOT the true frame 11 from the AVI. I have tried cheating the laod parameters every way I can think of and nothing seems to cure this. Any suggestions anyone?
My other problem is that I cannot get mapped AVI's to animate. If I create a background and then add an AVI as an object it will, aside from the missing frame problem above, animate fine when rendered to a new file. If however I map the AVI within a geometry object it does not animate after rendering it remains resolutely stuck on frame one. The Satori Reference would appear to suggest that animations can be mapped.
Am I doing something wrong.
Thanks for your help.
BTW the more I use Satori the more I begin to really appreciate it. The brushes, especially the setup options, are drop dead gorgeous!
FROM: Adam Yalonetsky
DATE: Feb. 05, 2001 12:46 pm gmt (Rec'd 1)
SUBJECT: Re: Loading AVI's - (Previous Poat was incomplete)Hi again.
I am not sure about your first problem but can verify that the same occurs on my setup. I created an animation of the numbers 0 to 9, one on each frame for 10 frames. It loads but I can never get to the last frame with the 9 on it.
The second problem seems strange. When you loed load the .avi you want mapped to your object does the "Detcted Filename Sequence" requester appear? If so, is the second checkbox that says "Use filename animation" checked rather than the first "Load this file only" checkbox? After the file has been selected and detected as an animation does the "Filename Animation" checkbox in the "Maps" tab of the Actions Palette have a check in it? I have tried loading some avi's mapped to text etc... and it works just fine. I can't imagine why you would have problem. Maybe Mark Graham will be able to provide some insight.
What version of Satori are you using?
Glad you are otherwise enjoying Satori. It is a great application that does many things very well. I couldn't work happily without it.
FROM: David Macdonald
DATE: Feb. 05, 2001 5:42 pm gmt (Rec'd 2)
SUBJECT: Re: Loading AVI's - (Previous Poat was incomplete)My first problem is my second - it was badly worded. By last frame is clipped I meant cut off from the rest of the sequence. I shouldn't have used the word clipped which of course has a very specific meaning in the video/graphics context. My apologies.
As to the missing last frame, let's see if Mark comes up with something. Glad to see that it appears to be a genuine problem and not me being a dunce.
I have tried the mapped AVI again. The load animation dialogue comes up automatically with the correct frame counts in place. This time it worked perfectly (apart from the missing end frame). I have no idea what I did previously for it not to work.
I am using 3.2. under NT4. Is this still the latest version?
Thanks for responding so quickly. I appreciate it.
FROM: Mark Graham
DATE: Feb. 06, 2001 5:49 am gmt (Rec'd 2)
SUBJECT: Re: Loading AVI's - (Previous Poat was incomplete)Hi David,
I'm afraid I must confirm that you have a found a bug - it appears that Satori is igoring the final frame of an imported AVI Filename Animation - sorry about this but thanks for reporting it. Hopefully it can now be fixed.
The only workaround is to convert your avi to a sequence of bitmaps prior to importing - but I accept that this is hardly ideal.
Hope this won't deter you from using Satori.
FROM: David Macdonald
DATE: Feb. 06, 2001 8:56 am gmt (Rec'd 1)
SUBJECT: Re: Loading AVI's - (Previous Poat was incomplete)>>> The only workaround is to convert your avi to a sequence of bitmaps prior to importing - but I accept that this is hardly ideal. <<<
No big deal I have software which can do that easily enough.
>>> Hope this won't deter you from using Satori. <<<
Not in the least. I use Satori 90% for still images.
Thanks Mark. It's taken me a while to understand Satori's way of doing things. But now things are dropping into place I am really begining to enjoy it.