Curve Warp et al


#1

Guys? Has Curve Warp changed in Synfig Studio 1.2.2 under Win10 64bit? Is it my system? Am I just cursed when it comes to Synfig?
If I open up SS1.2.1, Curve Warp acts like the wiki says. If I open it in SS1.2.2 or 1.3.10(had it lying about), nothing happens to the lower imported png layer even when the Curve Warp layer is enabled, and, If I take the two layers out of a group, the canvas goes blank!(That is,to chequerboard). Spherize does the same and maybe Twirl - Synfig Studio just crashed when I tried to test it on inserting a vector rectangle beneath. As usual, a 20 minute job is still here after a whole day of trying, analysing the limits of the problem, trying other versions, trying to do the simple bit with greenscreen and importing it into a video editor etc etc etc

Of course, I can’t get SS1.2.1 to stay stable enough to run through the five second clip I want to make because it collapses on something else - I want a tight zoom and it’s too much for the poor thing. Zoom… Crash!

SAL


#2

You know what… I feel your pain. Especially with zoom-to-crash thing. It seems that Synfig doesn’t like it much, although I got better results when I did zoom with ‘Stretch’ layer instead of ‘Scale’/‘Group Transformation’.

As for ‘Curve Warp’, it appears to be working fine.
Can you provide an example file?

P.S. If there’re a lot of distortion (or even blur) layers in your work such as ‘Curve Warp’, ‘Spherize’ and ‘Twirl’, I would recommend you to use 1.0.2 version — it handles those a bit better and, in some cases, faster because it uses old rendering engine which is more stable than new one.


#3

Hi hi Svarov
thank you for getting back. I’m only using one curve warp (basic wingflap not, not elegant, was supposed to be a 20 minute job :smiley: ) and then tried to move and zoom the whole thing with the layer controls.
[Edit: If I enable curve warp it clears the canvas but produces a result when I go to preview. Skeleton Deformation seems to work ok though. doesn’t clear the screen doesn’t clear the canvas, makes the images below, vector or raster, deform as per spec]
I shall give the thing a try again later - kids’n’stuff - and see if things work anyway after a re-re-reboot (you never know). I shall try the stretch layer thing while I am there.

Wow 1.0.2? will I RECOGNISE the controls? :smiley:
Thanks again
SAL

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#4

Here you are, I hope you can see it. Link to test file and it’s got everything you need.

I started all over with one image one vector shape and a curve warp layer on 1.2.1 so it’s clear and clean as anything.
SAL


#5

When I loaded your project, png image is not there despite you saved it in container format (sfg). Maybe something wrong with handling spaces in path to file? I remember something like this was causing problems long time ago.

Can you try the following:

  1. Create a directory structure without spaces, something like this: C:\Projects\Raven.
  2. Copy your png file to the above path, also removing spaces from the filename itself, e.g. full path will look like this: C:\Projects\Raven\Raven.png.
  3. From your current project remove all ‘Switch’ layers and standalone ‘Image’ layers with the old image.
  4. Import back the image from the new path (File->Import).
  5. Save to sifz (not sfg), restart the program and see if problem is gone now.

#6

Hi Svarov
Not a coffee bean. I trimmed the test to one image (no group) and a Curve Warp right above. Just like always, a blank canvas when I enable the Warp. And you’re so right! My container doesn’t contain anything! Soz for not noticing (and I only had the one pinot grigio I swear.)
See?

If I render a test frame you can see the curve warp has worked but that isn’t any good for the users!

But look at this. I noticed it recently (I’m using 1.2.2 but only paid attention when it showed up on 1.2.1 and I totally could have sworn it wasn’t there before).

Think I’ve got a screwed up lib or something that might be causing trouble with both versions?

SAL


#7

@LinuxLass: Your images can’t be displayed from your Wordpress, and direct access give
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#8

oh hoots
I’m on it!!

Soz - boss has been on at me for ages to get a bit of a site and I finally gave up!


#9

Go Go Go!


#10

Well, you sure have some weird kind of problem…
I also have Windows 10 64 bit and Synfig 1.2.2, so I tried to reproduce your issue with Curve Warp you attached, but it works for me.

Your guess about broken libraries might be the case, of course.
There’s a standalone Synfig 1.2.2 archive here: https://www.fosshub.com/Synfig.html
Download ‘Synfig 64-bit Portable’, extract it in a separate folder, run synfigstudio.bat from the extracted archive and see if it fixes your problem (chances are small though).


#11

Hi Svarov, thanks a stack!:heart_eyes:
Downloading now and I shall have a look in a bit.
Thank you again for keeping me in mind
SAL


#12

Here we go holding thumbsssss…

BOTHER. No joy. I AM sorry coz I loved this idea. Still showing up the symbol-funny instead of degree. I will kidnap hubby’s laptop and give the thng a try there but he is a bit antsy bout that sort of thing (hardware guy, bless :smiley:)


#13

Could you please try this in order to remove the strange characters: https://github.com/synfig/synfig/issues/667#issuecomment-452240944
It seems it is related to the font

Replace the content of c:\Program Files\Synfig\share\gtk-3.0\settings.ini with

[Settings]
gtk-theme-name=Adwaita
gtk-icon-theme-name=Adwaita
gtk-cursor-theme-name=Adwaita
gtk-button-images=1
gtk-xft-antialias=1
gtk-xft-rgba = rgb
gtk-font-name = Sans 8

#14

Lovely! Droid Sans changed to Sans and my degree symbols are all back where they should be :sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart:

Thank you for sorting me out Bob Synfig :star_struck:

SAL