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09/05/2013 08:19:00

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
ukBerty
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A couple more improvements that I would like to see...

On the new timeline there seems to be an issue with adjusting long events when zoomed in. Insert a 3 minute audio and move it to the 1 minute mark. Then set your time so that your recording markers are at 2 minutes until 2 minutes 5 seconds - a reasonable length shot. Then zoom right the way in to your recording section. If you try to adjust the position of the audio then the timeline moves around all over the place and you lose control. This makes subtle adjustments of long events impossible.

When you are adjusting the colour of a light please could you stop it dimming the camera window - this is the only window I want to see as it shows what effect the colour of my lights have on my set.

And thirdly - I've tried, but I think you have made the lighting worse in Muvizu Play. You pretty much can no longer use "contribute to ambient shadow" as most spotlights stop doing anything - you generally have to use "cast own shadows" to get the light to show at all. You can still get the effects you want, but it's a shame to have gone backward on this one.
edited by ukBerty on 09/05/2013
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09/05/2013 16:14:00

WozToonsExperimental user
WozToons
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ukBerty wrote:
And thirdly - I've tried, but I think you have made the lighting worse in Muvizu Play. You pretty much can no longer use "contribute to ambient shadow" as most spotlights stop doing anything - you generally have to use "cast own shadows" to get the light to show at all. You can still get the effects you want, but it's a shame to have gone backward on this one.
edited by ukBerty on 09/05/2013


Good point well made, some objects don't cast shadows when animated as well, see video below.......



Btw, don't know what happened to the aspect ratio. Lost in conversion from IYUV to .m2t in Vegas somehow. Whaaaaa?
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13/05/2013 12:39:09

JamieMuvizu staff
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ukBerty wrote:
A couple more improvements that I would like to see...

On the new timeline there seems to be an issue with adjusting long events when zoomed in. Insert a 3 minute audio and move it to the 1 minute mark. Then set your time so that your recording markers are at 2 minutes until 2 minutes 5 seconds - a reasonable length shot. Then zoom right the way in to your recording section. If you try to adjust the position of the audio then the timeline moves around all over the place and you lose control. This makes subtle adjustments of long events impossible.

When you are adjusting the colour of a light please could you stop it dimming the camera window - this is the only window I want to see as it shows what effect the colour of my lights have on my set.



Thanks for this ukBerty, we've noted these points down and will take a look at it

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13/05/2013 12:40:46

JamieMuvizu staff
Jamie
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WozToons wrote:
ukBerty wrote:
And thirdly - I've tried, but I think you have made the lighting worse in Muvizu Play. You pretty much can no longer use "contribute to ambient shadow" as most spotlights stop doing anything - you generally have to use "cast own shadows" to get the light to show at all. You can still get the effects you want, but it's a shame to have gone backward on this one.
edited by ukBerty on 09/05/2013


Good point well made, some objects don't cast shadows when animated as well, see video below.......



If Cast Own Shadow is not ticked then it is contributing to the ambient shadow, from what I can tell this is working as expected except in a few situations like the 'Sign' object highlighted by woztoons, which does seem to be adverse to having a shadow. I've logged this point as well and we'll get a look into it

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13/05/2013 14:44:52

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
Dreeko
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Definitely with ukberty on the lighting issue. It just isn't as good as the previous versions.

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