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Mick Haensler
Animated Stills Look Horrid
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:32:39 pm

I'm in the process of animating a bunch of stills for a project. Mostly flying in with slow movement on the screen...simple enough. Problem is the pics are so jaggy during movement. I've tried applying a few different blurs and such with minimal success. I've done a search here but haven't found anything concrete. Anyone have a sure fire way to get stills to animate cleanly??

Mick Haensler
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Stephen Smith
Re: Animated Stills Look Horrid
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:35:24 pm

Does the whole image look pixelated on a move? Or is it just in sections with thin lines?

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Mick Haensler
Re: Animated Stills Look Horrid
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:41:09 pm

This is an architectural video so everything is lines, but yes, pretty much everything looks pixelated and jaggy.

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Mick Haensler
Re: Animated Stills Look Horrid
on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:46:05 pm

Ah, a clue. I just tried animating one of the pics but only reduced scale to 88% and it cleaned up. Previously it was at 18%. So I kept it at 88% scale and just moved it back in Z space and the jaggies returned. Puzzling.

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Zach Shore
Re: Animated Stills Look Horrid
on Jul 6, 2011 at 7:36:39 pm

First, what version of Motion are you using? If you're using Motion 5 you could turn off Dynamic rendering, that may make a difference. Also, does changing between Normal and Best mode make a difference in when viewing it in the canvas?

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Mick Haensler
Re: Animated Stills Look Horrid
on Jul 6, 2011 at 10:43:57 pm

Thanks for responding Zach, I'm still using Motion 3(about to get 5). I've tried the Normal and Best switch to no avail. I've been experimenting with different blurs and think I have found an acceptable look by messing with Gaussian a bit. I just wish there was some preset or plug in for working with animated stills that completely eliminated this. It amazes me that no one has come up with a bullet proof solution as this is such a common issue that most folks just seem to "deal" with. Fortunately the client doesn't notice. Any tips you or Stephen or anybody else has would be greatly appreciated.

Mick Haensler
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Zach Shore
Re: Animated Stills Look Horrid
on Jul 7, 2011 at 12:33:36 am

Well, if you can post an example or the project for someone to grab that's always a big help for finding a solution. maybe not the whole project, but a least something light weight where someone else can actually see what you're getting or try to reproduce it.


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