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Import image(s) to specific point in timeline

Post by acrookedheart » 13 May 2021, 17:02

This may seem so trivial but it's a problem when you have a big scene and importing a sequence of images at a specific point in the timeline is crucial.
As the images hopefully show, I want to important a sequence of images at the highlighted mark.
When I import the images it'll always place the sequence or image at the start and I have to drag it to the time that I want. This isn't a problem when your timeline is short but when you have over 900 frames, it becomes a hassle. I'm placing this here as a feature request because I cannot fine and option to make this happen anywhere.
Please consider, if possible, to add this capability.

A good example of what I'm asking for is when you create a new animation layer, it places it wherever you're at in the timeline.


This is where I want the sequence to import in the timeline

Screenshot_3.png
This is where it imports
Screenshot_4.png
Then I have to drag it to where I want it.
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Re: Import image(s) to specific point in timeline

Post by Xavier » 20 May 2021, 11:28

If I understood correctly :
1) you use the layer import dialog
2) you'd like to choose the start position of the imported layer in the project

Is it correct ?
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Re: Import image(s) to specific point in timeline

Post by acrookedheart » 20 May 2021, 15:37

That would be even better.

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Re: Import image(s) to specific point in timeline

Post by Xavier » 20 May 2021, 16:59

This shouldn't be too complicated to do ;)
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Re: Import image(s) to specific point in timeline

Post by Xavier » 03 Jun 2021, 17:02

To be expected in the next release ;)
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Re: Import image(s) to specific point in timeline

Post by acrookedheart » 03 Jun 2021, 17:06

That is perfect! :D
Thank you

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Re: Import image(s) to specific point in timeline

Post by Xavier » 03 Jun 2021, 17:09

Thanks for submitting the idea !
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Re: Import image(s) to specific point in timeline

Post by Peter Wassink » 08 Jun 2021, 10:39

This is great! I like that it uses the current cursor position as a start frame preset!
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Re: Import image(s) to specific point in timeline

Post by acrookedheart » 08 Jun 2021, 19:24

One of the things I love about TVPaint as a company is the willingness to listen to ideas, critiques and explore ways to meet our needs. Or just say, "Yeah, that's not happening"
While TVPaint is a big company, it still has the feeling that it's not. And that's a good thing! 8) :)

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