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You can automatically create timelapses of your work by using the screencast feature in the SFM under the help menu.
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You can automatically create time-lapses of your work in The [[Source Filmmaker]] by using the '''Screencast''' feature on the '''Help''' menu. This will automatically save a .PNG file inside the target Screencast folder every time you release the mouse or a hotkey. Any video encoder can be used to make a movie from the image sequence, though Valve tends to use [http://ffmpeg.org/ FFMPEG], which can also be found as part of [http://winff.org/ WinFF package].
  
This will automatically save a .png file inside the screencast folder every time you release the mouse or a hotkey.
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{{warning|This is a prototype feature that will fill your hard drive with images over time if you do not manage the folders and delete the image sequences manually.}}
 
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'''WARNING''':  this is a prototype feature that will fill your hard drive with images over time if you do not manage the folders and delete the image sequences manually.
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Here's a snapshot of some typical settings, but they can be altered as needed:
 
 
you can use any encoder you like to make a movie file from the image sequence.
 
 
 
we tend to use ffmpeg which can be found at http://winff.org/
 
 
 
here's a snapshot of our settings, but you can customize however you want.
 
  
 
[[File:Screencast_settings.png]]
 
[[File:Screencast_settings.png]]
  
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Here are the same FFMPEG settings for copy and paste:
  
if you want to copy and paste our settings:
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-y -loglevel panic -sameq -f image2 -i %9d.png -vcodec mpeg4 -aspect 16:9 -s 1280x720 -r 23.976 -vb 8000000 <FULL_MOVIE_PATH>
  
-y -loglevel panic -sameq -f image2 -i %9d.png -vcodec mpeg4 -aspect 16:9 -s 1280x720 -r 23.976 -vb 8000000 <FULL_MOVIE_PATH>
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[[Category:Source Filmmaker]]

Latest revision as of 12:13, 18 July 2012

You can automatically create time-lapses of your work in The Source Filmmaker by using the Screencast feature on the Help menu. This will automatically save a .PNG file inside the target Screencast folder every time you release the mouse or a hotkey. Any video encoder can be used to make a movie from the image sequence, though Valve tends to use FFMPEG, which can also be found as part of WinFF package.

Warning.png Warning: This is a prototype feature that will fill your hard drive with images over time if you do not manage the folders and delete the image sequences manually.

Here's a snapshot of some typical settings, but they can be altered as needed:

Screencast settings.png

Here are the same FFMPEG settings for copy and paste:

-y -loglevel panic -sameq -f image2 -i %9d.png -vcodec mpeg4 -aspect 16:9 -s 1280x720 -r 23.976 -vb 8000000 <FULL_MOVIE_PATH>