It’s been a long time coming, but soon it seems, you wont have to fiddle with annoying translate sliders any more! No more moving video by applying it to a plane in 3D view, no more bumping the video over to the compositor. Npe all that may be swept away.
I say maybe because at the moment it is a humble patch http://projects.blender.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=34064&group_id=9&atid=127
You can initiate the drag and drop by:
- either clicking with your select mouse button: the feature takes into account your settings for left/right selection. It also takes into the “release confirms” settings, so that it works similar as other views according to user settings.
- or with a keyboard shortcut (default “g” for consistency with defaults on other view, again).
This first version of the patch has no “selection” feature. You must first select sequences in the sequencer views. Maybe a future improvement could be to give possibility to select graphically your sequences, but not just now.
You can also select several sequences in the sequencer if you want to drag them all in the same time of the same translation value. I made so that it translate only what is visible at the current frame. That allows to select everything with “a” for instance but only visible sequences are translated (and you don’t get bad surprise later).
Of course it drags only sequences where use_translation is set as well (“Image Offset” box checked).
Sure it maybe a basic tool of many NLEs but Blender’s editor really is designed as a simple sequencer, for stringing clips together. For this reason I won’t be holding my breath as change comes slowly to the VSE. But I do believe that Jehan Pagès deserves serious kudos for his attempt to improve the user experience. Let’s hope that he has more tricks up his sleeve. I can think of a few
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