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Simple Controllable movie timeline bar

May 14 2010 | 2:15 pm

Hi Guys

Seeing as you guys are more help than my lecturer I thought I’d come here first. I’m sure its pretty easy to do but its messing with me and I’m in a bit of a rush. Basically I want a timeline bar which can be used to jump to different parts of the movie easily.

Any help would be great. Thanks guys!


May 14 2010 | 4:02 pm

The readymade object is called playbar. Strip the word "pos" off of its output with a route object, multiply the position number by the duration of the movie, prepend the word "time", and send that time value to

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May 14 2010 | 5:08 pm

Thanks. I probably should have found that myself but its been a long day!



May 16 2010 | 11:03 am

Is there any way of getting it to output a number of the current frame it is on? I want to use it to control start and stop points of a loop. so when it gets to a part that the user wants to loop, they click a button and it will set a start point then they can click another button and it will set the stop point and loop the selected area?

May 16 2010 | 11:33 am

Read Jitter tutorial 4. That information is discussed in length.

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