Re: Heron Animation - My free stop-motion capture software and web app

Thanks for the kind words!

Feel free to make that tutorial, Brick Block Animations! I'd be glad, that could really help people. (I regularly receive emails about using Heron on Linux.)



To keep you up to date: The development lately has been relatively slow, but I have more time to take care of that now. I'm currently rewriting the entire program to have a good base for the saving and loading system, as well as correcting some playback and export problems.
Latest addition: In the next update, you'll be able to change the shortcuts:

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Re: Heron Animation - My free stop-motion capture software and web app

Helium frog has finally lived up to it's reputations and gone crash-prone. mini/tongue  I started trying to use this, looks good but I wish it could do 1080. I know Pritchard mentioned this a while ago but I'm using the c920 witch can stream 1080p video at 30 fps and can use usb 2 or 3 so it's not the cam causing it. Beyond that, it's quite nice. mini/smile

Re: Heron Animation - My free stop-motion capture software and web app

Hum, that's weird, good to know, thanks!

I changed the way I connect to the webcam in the new version, I hope problems will be solved.
I should really get my hands on a good webcam for testing purposes, though.

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Re: Heron Animation - My free stop-motion capture software and web app

Just hit another issue(s). I have yet to be able to export a video format and on my second shot exporting frames, it stops the "preparation" bar at 88% and only exported 58 of the 66 frames.
This might be related but the 60th frame got doubled visually but the duplicate was not selectable on the timeline nor did it seem to show on the preview. Also, unlike duplicating a frame it has the same number.
Soon after while short playing a few times the play button permanently became a pause button for the session.
Also I feel that this should do what other free software often does, save frames to a folder when you take them so if there is a crash or bug you still have your frames and don't just have to leave the program open scratching your head.

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Re: Heron Animation - My free stop-motion capture software and web app

Yeah, it get stuck sometimes when duplicating or moving frames.

Saving frames to a folder is actually one of the main reasons I decided to remake the program from scratch, it's gonna definitely be in the next update, as well as a save-and-load system and some project management.

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Re: Heron Animation - My free stop-motion capture software and web app

Aiwha wrote:

Yeah, it get stuck sometimes when duplicating or moving frames.

Saving frames to a folder is actually one of the main reasons I decided to remake the program from scratch, it's gonna definitely be in the next update, as well as a save-and-load system and some project management.

Sounds great. Guess I'll Just use the logitech software to finish out brawl. I look forward to the update because aside form the export issues this is my favorite free animation software so far. mini/smile

Re: Heron Animation - My free stop-motion capture software and web app

Aiwha wrote:

Yeah, it get stuck sometimes when duplicating or moving frames.

Saving frames to a folder is actually one of the main reasons I decided to remake the program from scratch, it's gonna definitely be in the next update, as well as a save-and-load system and some project management.

Sorry for the double post but it's something else I found an hour later. What you say about moving appears to be true, moving the bugged frame gave it it's own number but also it stopped exporting at 84%/54 frames which is where I started moving thing to fix things.
Also I was able to save my shot's life by deleting all the frames the first export did. mini/smile

Re: Heron Animation - My free stop-motion capture software and web app

I had the same glitch with 84%.

Re: Heron Animation - My free stop-motion capture software and web app

is there a way to import photos into this software?  or is it just live view through webcam?

Re: Heron Animation - My free stop-motion capture software and web app

joebert10 wrote:

is there a way to import photos into this software?  or is it just live view through webcam?

Not yet, but there will probably be in the next version.

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