Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, 32GB, 5960x, Nvidia Quadro FX 1800 (Primary) & GeForce 9800 GTX+ (Secondary)
Broken: (2.79a) Official builds
Worked: (2.79) Official builds
Short description of error
To cut a long story short @Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) disabled Scene proxies in the Video Sequence Editor because:
This shocked me, have I been using Blender wrong? Because I've been happily doing this for months.
I don't quite understand the rationale behind the removal of is.
The main problem for me is that I have projects (made in 2.79 and earlier) that rely on scene proxies and when opening them up in 2.79a viewing or creating them doesn't work.
Now there are issues with Scene Proxies most notably the aforementioned (T54048) one and it can be really bad:
Other proxy issues
- Skipping frames whilst rendering.
- Properties side panel scrolls up after changing proxy location in the File Explorer.
- Overwrite don't have the same behaviour as Overwrite does in the render setting (in the properties editor)
- and inconsistent functionality.
But I've always treated this as an incomplete feature, (same way I treat NetRender, it's somewhat stable but is inconsistent. e.g. T52502) throwing in a bug report due to just crashing (T53792) and have been fine.
No... they don't. They worked for Scenes before. (and they work for images for that matter)
...cancel until other types of sequence strips are supported...
What do you mean by this? That it's officially 'supported', documented?
Now that I've been trying to research around a bit, is this an incomplete feature or has it slowly gotten broken in time?
There's T43857 which uses a scene proxy. So there must be other uses who uses this right? Or was this just an example?
I would love to use this with Eevee; having the proxies rendered in no time and my GPU not getting taxed.
What I think to be good next steps:
- Having the functionality back as it was before.
- An open task to deal with the Other proxy issues.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Zipped folder with a working Blender file and proxy:
Tested in Ubuntu VM both 2.79 and 2.79a with reproducible behaviour.^
Tested on a separate laptop with both 2.79 and 2.79a with reproducible behaviour.^
(Note: In my Ubuntu VM I had to toggle Textured Solid button in the Scene Preview/Render Panel to get the proxy showing in 2.79.)
(^ Reproducible behaviour being: fully working in 2.79 and not working at all in 2.79a)
I'm sure this was just a misunderstanding.
A passionate Blender user