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Animation Output Settings

Once you’ve created the animation in the Animation Editor, you can then output it by choosing Animation output from the Output Panel.

Below are all the output settings for Animation.

Transitions

Transitions Settings

If your Animation has multiple clips, you can chose a transition for moving between them.

Panoramas

Select this to enable transitions.

Transition Type – Choose a type of transition:

  • Cut
  • Cross Dissolve (default)
  • Dip to Color - Use the color picker to the right to choose a color to dip to.
  • Iris Round
  • Iris Rectangular
  • Wipe Left to Right
  • Wipe Right to Left
  • Wipe Top to Bottom
  • Wipe Bottom to Top
  • Wipe Randomly

Soft Edge – Depending on the type of transition selected, you’ll be able to apply a soft edge (feather) to the transition. For example, applying a soft edge to either Iris transition, will soften its edge when moving between the two panoramas.

✭ Tip: Use a low value of 30px, for instance, for a subtle blur that looks like motion blur. Or try a high value of 300px for a very soft transition.

Transition Time – The full time of the transition from one panorama to the next. The default is 1 second.

Effects – You can choose to have effects occur before and/or after the transition. The current effects are Zoom In and Zoom Out.

  • Wait for transition - When selected, the After transition effect, will not occur until the transition is finished. When deselected, the effect will occur at the same time as the transition.

Zoomed FoV – This value will determine how far the panorama will zoom in. The default value is 20.00 degrees.

Zoom Speed – The speed of the zoom effect.

Animation

Animation Settings

These are the movie settings. You can choose to output just a movie file or just an image sequence (frames) or both.

Video

Resolution – Define the movie’s resolution (width x height in pixels).

Frame Rate – Define the movie’s frame rate. A frame rate of 60 will produce smooth results.

Motion blur – Select Apply motion blur to apply motion blur to the video which will help to produce a smooth motion in the video.

  • Samples - Determine the number of samples to create. 3 is the default and should work well with most projects.

  • Shutter Angle - This will determine how much motion is recorded in each frame. The default is 180º and is a common setting. A larger angle would create more blur to point of smearing while a smaller angle would create a more stuttered motion.

Video file – Select Generate video file to enable the video file output.

✭ Note: To generate a video file, you must have FFmpeg installed. Learn more.

  • MPEG4 Quality - Select the video quality:

    • Normal

    • High

    • Lossless (This option may have trouble playing back on some systems.)

  • Delete frame files after video creation - In order for the video to be created, each frame must first be generated. Select this option to delete the frames after the render is complete. It might be useful, however, to keep them if re-rendering is a possibility.

Frames

Format – Select the file format of the frames.

Quality – If you choose JPEG as the frame format, then select the quality of the JPEG.

Filename – This is the filename for the frames. By default they are named pano and will count up through the sequence, but you can change this to anything you prefer.

Generate Output

When you click the Generate Output button, a dialog with rendering options will appear. Choose from the following to render an output:

  • All frames - This option renders all of the frames in the project. This means all clips will be rendered.

  • Clip - Select a specific clip to render. Only this clip will be outputted.

  • Frame, Time or Timecode - Define a range to output. You can output a range of frames, time in minutes and seconds (MM:SS) or in Timecode (MM:SS:FF).

Click Render to create the output.

✭ Once the clip or clips have been outputted, you can select which ones to view when you click the Open Output button.


See also

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