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pedro casais
swapping photos in your sequence
on Jun 6, 2009 at 10:35:10 pm

Actually, I just found out the answer of that question, but I can seem to figure out how you change the order of the photos on your sequence. If you have 4 photos in your sequence 1,2,3,4 and before you export it to a qt file, you need to swap 2 and 3, how do you swap them in your motion sequence? I do have many more photos than 4, but it just to get the idea.

Thanks,
PC


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Noah Kadner
Re: swapping photos in your sequence
on Jun 6, 2009 at 10:48:24 pm

Drag them on your timeline.

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pedro casais
Re: swapping photos in your sequence
on Jun 6, 2009 at 11:00:56 pm

I tried that but when I drag them it only overwrites the picture I need to swap it with. It doesn't work unless there's a key a need to hold before releasing the mouse to swap them and not overwrite it.



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Noah Kadner
Re: swapping photos in your sequence
on Jun 7, 2009 at 1:56:59 pm

Yes it does work- if the photos are on their own tracks of course.

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pedro casais
Re: swapping photos in your sequence
on Jun 7, 2009 at 3:19:15 pm

Noah,

Let me make sure I understand you, if you have a bunch of photos in your timeline, 1-2-3-4-5-6....and you want to swap 5 and 4 resulting in a new order, 1-2-3-5-4-6....you are telling me that if I drag 5 over 4 it will do the swap. And I tried that a few times and what it does is overwrites 4 resulting in a new order, 1-2-3-5-black hole-6.

So, unless you had select a preference option somewhere, by default is not working the way you're describing it if I am understanding correctly.

Can you describe the way you do it?

PC


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Noah Kadner
Re: swapping photos in your sequence
on Jun 8, 2009 at 3:56:52 am

Is everyone on the same track or group? You can place each photo in a different level.

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Glenn Sakatch
Re: swapping photos in your sequence
on Jun 8, 2009 at 9:20:41 pm

Pedro, the idea they are trying to tell you is to build a timeline with a different layer for each photo.
6 photos = 6 layers. Your final timeline would start out looking like a staircase, where layer 1's content ends, layer 2's contents start, and so on. Then if you want to swap 2 and 6, you simply drag 2s content down its section to where 6 starts, and you drag 6's content the other way to where 2 used to start.

I would also suggest playing with drop zones. Depending your your layout, a different drop zone for each photo can be easily changed from 1 photo to another.

You could also go into your media managment tab, and call up photo 2, and tell the program to use the file for photo 6 here instead.

Hope this helps.



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pedro casais
Re: swapping photos in your sequence
on Jun 9, 2009 at 6:28:35 am

Thanks Glenn and Andy,

Those are really cool ideas.

best,
PC


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