I began using Synfig this morning, so apologies if these are stupid questions. I am planing something that involves enormous coordinates and enormous amounts of memory, enough to break any normal software. So I have some workarounds, and need to know if they are likely to work. I am asking these in advance, because testing this idea will take days, and I don’t want to go down a blind alley.
Some background: I am making a “zoom in from outer space” video like this one. It uses a bitmap image of the planet Earth, an image of a country (with transparency), an image of a city, and so on, down to the heart of an atom and beyond. Each image will be scaled maybe ten times bigger than the one before. Hence my questions:
1. On hiding objects: I plan to group together around fifty PNG images of around 4000 x 4000 pixels each. Obviously this could cause memory issues. Can I manually hide them when not needed? And would they then take up no memory?
2. On grouping and ungrouping: Can group layers together at one point of an animation, and then ungroup them at another part?
Thanks for any replies!