Looking for a way to keep a storyboard file in view

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Re: Looking for a way to keep a storyboard file in view

Postby Lukas » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:51 pm

jezjones29 wrote:When I need to follow an animatic or video, I place the video/s in a switch layer (Don't render this layer set). I then align them in the seqencer, then use Window > Switch Selection.
The videos play with the timeline, but it stays fixed when zooming in and out.

Ohh, that's a smart trick and looks so great! Too bad the switch layer has to stay selected, that makes it pretty useless for me.
I wonder if we can somehow force the 'Switch Selection'-window to keep focusing on a specific switchlayer while we are working on other layers?
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Re: Looking for a way to keep a storyboard file in view

Postby Víctor Paredes » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:56 pm

jezjones29 wrote:When I need to follow an animatic or video, I place the video/s in a switch layer (Don't render this layer set). I then align them in the seqencer, then use Window > Switch Selection.
The videos play with the timeline, but it stays fixed when zooming in and out.

Haha, this idea is great :)
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Re: Looking for a way to keep a storyboard file in view

Postby chucky » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:02 pm

jezjones29 wrote:I like your script Wes. I've been using it today and it works well. Thanks.

When I need to follow an animatic or video, I place the video/s in a switch layer (Don't render this layer set). I then align them in the seqencer, then use Window > Switch Selection.
The videos play with the timeline, but it stays fixed when zooming in and out.
You can also use this method for storyboard images, and you can show hide them when needed (and the slider makes this quick to change)
It would be good if this window was resizeable, but it doesn't take up too much room.


Wow what a great idea ,Jez! haha , talk about 'beating the system' !
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Re: Looking for a way to keep a storyboard file in view

Postby synthsin75 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:27 pm

Yeah, too bad you need to keep the switch layer selected, and that window is not accessible by scripting.
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Re: Looking for a way to keep a storyboard file in view

Postby chucky » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:45 pm

Oh, yep .
There's the catch. :lol: D'oh!
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Re: Looking for a way to keep a storyboard file in view

Postby synthsin75 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:28 am

Here's the automatic layer docking for Windows only, in case anyone missed it: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=32740
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