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Mon, Jun 10

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T65589: Movie Clip doesn't duplicate clip (problem making single user copy from something that has a fake user in 2.8).

Just to make sure I understand correctly:
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[note 2: of course as a workaround in 2.8 you could open another clip and set it to the same path as the first one, but I guess this is not what is expected here...]

Mon, Jun 10, 3:51 AM · Motion Tracking, BF Blender

Fri, Jun 7

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a project to T65589: Movie Clip doesn't duplicate clip (problem making single user copy from something that has a fake user in 2.8): Motion Tracking.
Fri, Jun 7, 8:58 AM · Motion Tracking, BF Blender
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T65589: Movie Clip doesn't duplicate clip (problem making single user copy from something that has a fake user in 2.8).

I would expect that a Unique copy of a Movie Clip should create a copy of the previous Clip's trackers so that you can delete and create new tracking bundles, without affecting the old ones on the other clip.

Fri, Jun 7, 8:12 AM · Motion Tracking, BF Blender
david mcsween (davidmcsween) created T65589: Movie Clip doesn't duplicate clip (problem making single user copy from something that has a fake user in 2.8).
Fri, Jun 7, 7:56 AM · Motion Tracking, BF Blender

Mar 18 2019

david mcsween (davidmcsween) awarded D4530: Join Triangles Modifier a Love token.
Mar 18 2019, 1:05 AM · Modifiers

Feb 21 2019

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to D2506: Add Ken Burns Mode to Transform strips, as an alternative approach to using high-resolution stills and videos in a low-resolution project.

Whilst "Burns effect" is industry standard (it seems) its not very descriptive. Can I suggest :
Push and Pan

Feb 21 2019, 3:28 AM · Video Sequencer

Dec 17 2018

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to D3475: [VSE] New effect - Shift.

When I have had need for a wrap effect in an NLE I've often thought that the option for mirroring would be useful so that you could loop a seamless texture in a scroll. The strip properties already support this as an image function Flip X and Y, is it possible to apply the flip function to the mirrored wrap?

Dec 17 2018, 4:26 AM · Video Sequencer
david mcsween (davidmcsween) awarded D3621: Add font selection to VSE text strips a Love token.
Dec 17 2018, 4:20 AM · Video Sequencer

Nov 13 2018

david mcsween (davidmcsween) updated the task description for T57804: 2.8 crash upon open: Open GL related?.
Nov 13 2018, 6:54 AM · BF Blender
david mcsween (davidmcsween) created T57804: 2.8 crash upon open: Open GL related?.
Nov 13 2018, 6:53 AM · BF Blender

Sep 6 2018

david mcsween (davidmcsween) awarded D3671: Fix cut behavior, with keep both sides selected option a Like token.
Sep 6 2018, 10:37 AM · Video Sequencer

Jul 26 2018

david mcsween (davidmcsween) awarded T54259: Scene Proxies in the Video Sequence Editor a Like token.
Jul 26 2018, 9:15 AM · Rendering, Images & Movies, Video Sequencer, BF Blender
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T54259: Scene Proxies in the Video Sequence Editor.

I was sad to see this functionality lost as well, I used it to preview scenes with a compositor performing image manipulation. It was (almost?) the only way to buffer the compositor for a play-blast.

Jul 26 2018, 9:15 AM · Rendering, Images & Movies, Video Sequencer, BF Blender
david mcsween (davidmcsween) awarded D3496: Scale & stretch & cut sound waveform a Love token.
Jul 26 2018, 9:11 AM · Video Sequencer
david mcsween (davidmcsween) awarded D2424: Add font selection to VSE text strips a Love token.
Jul 26 2018, 9:10 AM · Video Sequencer
david mcsween (davidmcsween) awarded D3549: Py_imbuf add image manipulation functions a Love token.
Jul 26 2018, 9:10 AM · BF Blender

Mar 9 2018

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T54273: Large images gets cropped when downscaled in VSE.

I agree that it is not a bug.

Mar 9 2018, 6:21 AM · Video Sequencer, BF Blender

Dec 13 2017

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T52988: FFmpeg unpremultiply 2.79.

When ffmpeg is first selected for output, there is no alpha channel available in output options.
In fact the color state boxes BW or RGB are not selected at all, the panel then defaults to RGBA (which isn't even an option button).

Dec 13 2017, 2:43 AM · BF Blender

Dec 12 2017

david mcsween (davidmcsween) created T53543: VSE does not Premultiply alpha when you select ffmpeg output.
Dec 12 2017, 3:34 AM · Video Sequencer

Jul 5 2017

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T51644: Crash upon Startup.

I get a crash on start up from build bot:

Jul 5 2017, 10:31 AM · BF Blender: 2.8

Jun 15 2017

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T51705: Filter and Texture Nodes in Compositor crash Blender.

I have found that the builds after June 4th address the texture to scale distortion bug.

Jun 15 2017, 1:19 AM · Nodes, Compositing, BF Blender

Jun 5 2017

david mcsween (davidmcsween) awarded D2239: Signifcant Refactor for the Images as Planes Addon a Love token.
Jun 5 2017, 10:12 AM

Apr 26 2017

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T51309: Blender Cloud addon fails to authenticate via HTTPS.

Can confirm that it works in 2.78c

Apr 26 2017, 1:27 AM · Addons

Apr 25 2017

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T51309: Blender Cloud addon fails to authenticate via HTTPS.

Also what terminal output do you need? I ran Blender from Mac Terminal but didn't see anything reported there.

Apr 25 2017, 2:44 PM · Addons
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T51309: Blender Cloud addon fails to authenticate via HTTPS.

Just downloaded latest 64bit Mac OS 2.78 from build bot. Same fail. Hash: 20c9c1b44e
Is there a difference between libs from build bot and official release?

Apr 25 2017, 2:37 PM · Addons
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T51309: Blender Cloud addon fails to authenticate via HTTPS.

Sorry I'm not near my MAC laptop now. I think that it was from Blender build bot. I will have to check back in a couple hours.

Apr 25 2017, 10:45 AM · Addons

Apr 24 2017

david mcsween (davidmcsween) created T51309: Blender Cloud addon fails to authenticate via HTTPS.
Apr 24 2017, 2:44 PM · Addons

Dec 5 2016

david mcsween (davidmcsween) awarded D2322: Adjust Scene sequence strips in VSE editors when the start or end position of a referenced scene is changed a Love token.
Dec 5 2016, 12:17 AM · Video Sequencer

Apr 28 2016

david mcsween (davidmcsween) created T48298: Cycles World environment Texture node, movie doesn't update frame.
Apr 28 2016, 9:30 AM · BF Blender

Apr 12 2016

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T48117: Flip the Render.

I believe that the suggestion is to create an artist aid, as such a per strip flip is not ideal. The current implementation allows you to 'render' the flip as a composition or effect. You absolutely don't want that to accidentally happen to your media (by leaving the flip view active). Sometimes you want to see or read media or image on its side, perhaps a 90 degree rotate view should be included?

Apr 12 2016, 6:22 AM · User Interface
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T48117: Flip the Render.

Flip X,Y in Movie Clip editor would be useful for handling footage shot inverted (upside mounted camera). Sometimes features you are tracking are hard to make out when upside down.
All other areas that Movie Clip appears you can flip it to check (Compositor and VSE) except the MCE.

Apr 12 2016, 4:08 AM · User Interface

Mar 17 2016

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T47786: Rendered video randomly twice as fast as audio (preview looks normal).

Hi Natalie, you may have a long recording in which case i might suggest mp4 codec. The key thing is to transcode the frames in their correct interlacing so that no resolution is lost and you get square pixels without anamorphic squeezing. In blender every function of the timeline may cost you rendering time.. which can multiply pretty quickly over a long project. You want to avoid scaling which the vse does automatically when project settings don't match the source.

Mar 17 2016, 11:55 PM · BF Blender, Video Sequencer

Mar 14 2016

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T47786: Rendered video randomly twice as fast as audio (preview looks normal).

If the source media was anamorphic and your player does not support PAR (Pixel Aspect Ratio) then it will look squeezed.
"The HDV 1080i/p formats record at 1440×1080 resolution with a 1.333 PAR, so these would be considered anamorphic HD formats. Note that 1440 times 1.333 equals 1920, so when this video is played back from an appropriate device like an HDV camera or a Blu-ray player, the device will respect the 1.333 PAR and display the video at 1920×1080, while Windows Media Player would display the image at the native 1440×1080 size using square pixels, losing the widescreen appearance. "

Mar 14 2016, 1:37 AM · BF Blender, Video Sequencer

Feb 26 2016

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T47577: Background Image in 3D view increases memory usage. Crashes Blender.

The memory issue occurs whenever there is a failed still Movie Clip being drawn on screen. 3d view , compositor node or MCE.

Feb 26 2016, 7:56 AM · Images & Movies, BF Blender
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T47577: Background Image in 3D view increases memory usage. Crashes Blender.

Other people have tried to replicate the effect but cannot get a still to load more than 1 frame. I have downloaded a new build today and still experience the MCE problem. Building moer frames than required.

Feb 26 2016, 7:52 AM · Images & Movies, BF Blender
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T47577: Background Image in 3D view increases memory usage. Crashes Blender.

It seems that the background Image is not the problem.

Feb 26 2016, 6:45 AM · Images & Movies, BF Blender
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T47577: Background Image in 3D view increases memory usage. Crashes Blender.

Have just realized that the Movie Clip still image didn't "pack".
So the still image that is packed needs to be exported and loaded as a Movie Clip in the MCE.
Then you load it as a Movie Clip (still image) in the Background image.

Feb 26 2016, 6:08 AM · Images & Movies, BF Blender
david mcsween (davidmcsween) created T47577: Background Image in 3D view increases memory usage. Crashes Blender.
Feb 26 2016, 6:03 AM · Images & Movies, BF Blender

Jan 11 2016

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T36263: Pasted strip doesnt have F-Curve keyframes from the original.

While Duplicating a strip works in a scene, it doesn't work between scenes.
However:
Once a VSE strip is copied and pasted, you can also 'copy paste the f-curve' as a second step. However the newly copied strip needs to have a target keyframe created before pasting can occur. Also the pasted f-curve doesn't respect strip first frame or timeline offset value.

Jan 11 2016, 4:02 AM · Animation, BF Blender, Video Sequencer

Jan 8 2016

david mcsween (davidmcsween) created T47140: Sequencer strip audio pan not working.
Jan 8 2016, 4:26 AM · Video Sequencer

Oct 15 2015

david mcsween (davidmcsween) created T46493: Cycles Motion Blur error - zoom effect.
Oct 15 2015, 8:14 AM · BF Blender, Cycles, Rendering

Sep 20 2015

david mcsween (davidmcsween) created T46180: Theme > UV Image editor > Scope Background does not have any effect.
Sep 20 2015, 1:49 PM · User Interface, BF Blender

Jun 22 2015

david mcsween (davidmcsween) created T45144: Multi-object edit of channel removes a strip from view, causes crash.
Jun 22 2015, 8:57 AM · Video Sequencer

Jun 10 2014

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T40546: Extra Mask Keyframes don't appear in Dope Sheet.
  1. Create a mask in image editor
  2. animate it over some frames
  3. duplicate it
  4. now both masks are dead and will not animate
Jun 10 2014, 7:38 AM · BF Blender, Masking
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T40546: Extra Mask Keyframes don't appear in Dope Sheet.

Yes I did at first, but I understand why that was a faulty premise.

Jun 10 2014, 7:28 AM · BF Blender, Masking
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T40546: Extra Mask Keyframes don't appear in Dope Sheet.

I believe that it is part user error and part bug.
Below I have defined the steps.
After animating the mask once I created a new mask layer and DUPLICTAED the original mask.
At this point I thought that I was editing a mask on the new layer, no keyframes appeared on this layer as there was no duped mask there. This was my mistake as I thought I could move masks to alternate layers (not obvious)

Jun 10 2014, 7:01 AM · BF Blender, Masking
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T40546: Extra Mask Keyframes don't appear in Dope Sheet.

I cannot now reproduce this fault.
I found that the issue (of displaying KFs in dope sheet) went away when I re-opened the .blend file. They now add correctly.
Perhaps that is why you cannot reproduce it in the submitted .blend.
I was using the VSE at the time with the mask datablock being referred to by a strip mask.

Jun 10 2014, 4:14 AM · BF Blender, Masking

Jun 9 2014

david mcsween (davidmcsween) raised the priority of T40546: Extra Mask Keyframes don't appear in Dope Sheet from to Needs Triage by Developer.
Jun 9 2014, 9:15 AM · BF Blender, Masking

Apr 21 2014

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T39820: VSE Strips: Driver values not recognized during render.

Sorry I see now that there is an item number for this problem https://developer.blender.org/T39697

Apr 21 2014, 7:49 AM · Video Sequencer, BF Blender, Dependency Graph, Audio
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T39820: VSE Strips: Driver values not recognized during render.

Sorry here is the .blend file. I accidentally added the clean audio in the task. This file has the audio packed in.

Apr 21 2014, 3:25 AM · Video Sequencer, BF Blender, Dependency Graph, Audio
david mcsween (davidmcsween) raised the priority of T39820: VSE Strips: Driver values not recognized during render from to Needs Triage by Developer.
Apr 21 2014, 3:23 AM · Video Sequencer, BF Blender, Dependency Graph, Audio

Apr 1 2014

david mcsween (davidmcsween) raised the priority of T39539: Translate node causes over gamut colors from to Needs Triage by Developer.
Apr 1 2014, 7:58 AM · Compositing, Nodes, BF Blender

Mar 26 2014

david mcsween (davidmcsween) raised the priority of T39424: VSE: Bake Sound to Curve CRASHES Blender from to Needs Triage by Developer.
Mar 26 2014, 3:42 AM · BF Blender, Video Sequencer

Feb 19 2014

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T34064: [video sequence editor] Translate sequences directly in the sequencer preview by mouse drag/drop or shortcut.

The UI team are working on a general overhaul of Blender interaction, and there was a good proposal on bf-lists recently. I hope that this patch can be included during that review. Anyway thankyou for your work on this tool. ;)

Feb 19 2014, 1:59 AM · Video Sequencer, User Interface, BF Blender

Feb 17 2014

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T38566: "Separate images" in VSE is not working any longer.

I am using 2.69 64bit windows hash: 646cc46
Ok after a quick test, you cannot split up a movie strip. But you CAN split an image sequence movie. The "Y" operator will not take effect until you alter the split value.

Feb 17 2014, 2:19 AM · Video Sequencer, BF Blender

Feb 14 2014

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T38566: "Separate images" in VSE is not working any longer.

If you alter the value and press enter it works fine. But you're right, you should be able to use default value without cjanging it.

Feb 14 2014, 10:35 AM · Video Sequencer, BF Blender

Feb 12 2014

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T22084: Robert Penner easing equasions for f-curves.

I didn't know that tooltips could have icons? Could you select the type of curve in place from the icon list?

Feb 12 2014, 1:44 AM · Animation, BF Blender

Feb 3 2014

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T38418: Creating a Multi-Channel Mixer Node in the Node Editor as an alternative to the Mix-Node.

Couldn't this be easily achieved with a node group? I guess the only issue would be the addition of if operations for pre-connected cascades of mix functions (daisy chaining the first input into subsequent mixes). Perhaps a switch node can be exposed for that.

Feb 3 2014, 3:17 AM · User Interface
david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T22084: Robert Penner easing equasions for f-curves.

Thanks for the heads up plasmasolutions I really miss this kind of automation when adding detail in a limited time. It really saves me lots of clicking. However I would appreciate some KF handles and a variable for bounce (number of rebounds for example).

Feb 3 2014, 3:11 AM · Animation, BF Blender

Dec 26 2013

david mcsween (davidmcsween) added a comment to T23616: MEMORY LEAK SEGFAULT: Rendering a sequence always segfaults Blender.

https://developer.blender.org/p/pauloup/ have you looked over at the Blendersvse blog? There are a number of tips for VSE usage.

Dec 26 2013, 3:24 AM · BF Blender, Video Sequencer

Nov 28 2013

david mcsween (davidmcsween) raised the priority of T37648: Sync error between rendered scene input nodes from to Needs Triage by Developer.
Nov 28 2013, 8:55 AM · Compositing, BF Blender