Is there any way to get a layer’s parameter to change gradually (or in small in integer steps) between keyframes - in the same way that transforms on a shape change gradually? For example is it possible to get the fractal image to change from, say, 2 to 30 iterations over 5 seconds. From what I can see a layer’s parameters are fixed for the duration of the timeline, or am I missing something?
The Key frames are marked on the timeline with icons that show what the interpolation between them are (i.e. do they switch as a step function (constant) or change smoothly over time (TCB) or linearly (linear), etc)
See synfig.org/wiki/Waypoints for more details
You might check that you’re in animation mode (hit the green circle in the lower right hand corner of the canvas)
I’ve revisited the problem I had and can now achieve full animation of the layer I had trouble with. Must have been finger trouble and a touch of brain overload as I’m still on the steep bit of the learning curve.
fyi what I’m trying at the moment is fractal animation and I have previously used POVray to get what I wanted. Using Synfig makes it a lot easier as I can output an mpg direct rather than having to animate a set of POVray stills.
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