Jerk in text motion after rendering


#1

Hello,

I am new to Synfig. First of all, I would like to thanks developpers for this great free soft.

Here is my problem. I created an animation with a translating text. Everything looks right when I play the clip in Synfig. But after rendering, characters are moving “jerky”, the one after the other. How to get a smooth motion ? The problem also occurs when I associate a scale layer to this text : characters are growing in a “blubbing” instead or growing smoothly. However, in the last case, the problem already appears before rendering.

Thank you for your help.


#2

Hello, has anyone had this problem before ?


#3

To be honest, Synfig doesn’t handle text layer well. Before 1.2.2 it did not even support proper UTF-8 so you would stuck with English only.

What version of Synfig are you using? If you use current stable or development, try 1.0.2 to see if there’s a regression in newer versions.


#4

Thank you Svarov.

I’m using the 1.2.1 version. I’ve tried to purchased the 1.0.2 via https://www.synfig.org/2015/10/10/synfig-studio-1-0-2-released/, however this link redirects me to fosshub where the only available version is the 1.2.1.

But as you said, it may probably not solve my problem…


#5

Yeah, seems developers removed the 1.0.2 version from fosshub…
Additionally, I can suggest using an Inkscape to make a text you need, then export it as png and finally animate it using Synfig. Not amazing solution, but should produce an acceptable result.


#6

Okay, I was thinking about something similar, namely using Gimp to create text and export it in png before importing in Synfig. I didn’t know Inkscape but I may try this soft too. Thank you for your helb.


#7

We can still find old versions on Sourceforge (until 1.2.2 included) :wink:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/synfig/files/releases/


#8

Thank you BobSynfig, I have installed the 1.0.2 version. However my text is still jerking after rendering. I will use an alternative solution.

Happy new year !