Sunday, January 22, 2012

Synfig Studio Gate Weave

If I wasn't so stupid, I’d have realised you could add gate weave to my animations in Synfig Studio without the need for any coding whatsoever.

Here’s an example:

You simply need to add a translate layer to your animation. The translate layer is used to move things around the canvas. Here’s one in my layers panel:

Translate layer in layers panel

The translate layer should be at the top, so everything in your animation will weave (Z Depth 0.000000).

Next, you need to convert the Translate layer's Origin into a Composite. That means the X-axis and Y-axis values are separated instead of being a vector.

You then convert the X-axis and Y-axis values to Random. Put in some suitable values, such as these:

Example X and Y axis values

Export the resulting animation as video and that’s all there is to it.

1 comment:

Muggins said...

Very interesting stuff :)

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(also uses Linux!)

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