[Cin] A few questions about cinelerra-gg

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Tue Apr 13 21:50:38 CEST 2021

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:18:27 PM CEST, mnieuw--- via Cin wrote:
> For creating animations, would one not use something like 
> StopMotion or QstopMotion, and just import the created
> images into Cinelerra? What are multiple layers for then? Or do 
> I misunderstand?

In case of "old school" animation working with cells (transparent film) one 
could have multiple cells stacked upon eachother, typically having a bigger 
background moving at a different speed to create a parallax effect. Each 
layer masks out the other one. The most simple animation would have a 
background and a foreground where the character is drawn.

>> But what Cinelerra does not really expose is the technical aspects for 
>> example one, two's, in betweens. I think you would visually want to
>> see 
>> those aspects as well, similar to metadata within the compositor.
> I am not familiar with animations, other than Michael Hickox on 
> YouTube, what are the technical aspects you refer to?

Things about ones, and twos... (marking for example that it is the same 
image duplicated)

What scene are we in. Just basic stuff that you would want to have on any 
serious production, including timecodes.


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