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New patch allows frame skipping for armature ghosting

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:17 pm
by harkyman
http://projects.blender.org/tracker/ind ... 9&atid=127

The current implementation of armature ghost drawing only draws in
increments of a single frame. For armatures with slower motions, you
may have to up the ghosting level to 20 or more to really get a good
visualization, which in turn slows down your frame rate drastically.

This additional variable allows you to indicate how many frames apart
in the Action's timeline the ghosts should be drawn. So, you choose
Ghost: 5, which would normally show you five frames worth of ghosts
on either side of the current frame. Now, setting Step: 2 (instead of
the default 1), still draws five ghosts on either side, but one for
every other frame, showing you 20 frames of action instead of the
previous ten, but still only drawing ten ghosts.

I've played around with my build and find the ghost drawing feature much more useful with this tweak implemented.

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:24 pm
by ZanQdo
Nice, what about a diferent color for future and past frames, lets say blue and red or something like that

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:57 pm
by LetterRip
harkyman,

I had just started looking at the code to do the same thing - as you say the patch is pretty simple and very useful, so i don't see why it wouldn't be included.

LetterRip