what is the framerate of nodebox and how can i change it?

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19 Jan, 2014 07:35 PM

there is a play button at the bottom but its not really obvious at what frame rate it is playing?

would be nice if one could set/get the frame rate in the "document properties"


  1. 1 Posted by gustaf on 19 Jan, 2014 10:14 PM

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    ok i used advanced computer hacking techniques to look inside the source code to see that the default frame rate is 60fps.

    questions for frederik:

    *if i change this line "timer = new Timer(1000 / 60, this);" in AnimationTimer.java will that also affect the movie exporter?

    *as long as my machine can keep up, can i trust the 60 fps, or is it just a 1/60s delay between each redraw of the frame? (that is, is the time it takes to compute the current frame added on top of the 1/60s delay)?

    *was the moon landing real or fake?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 05 Feb, 2014 09:43 AM

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    Good questions!

    • AnimationTimer and movie export are not related. Movie export uses FFMPEG's default frames-per-second.
    • The 1/60 is indeed the delay between frames, so you can't trust it. Maybe we should add a realtime flag.
    • The moonlanding was probably real. You can tell by the lack of a love story.
  3. 3 Posted by Ron on 03 May, 2014 03:41 PM

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    I experimented briefly with the movie export and I also use Blender, http://www.blender.org. I exported an animation as a mp4 and was able to import it into Blender's VSE(Video Sequence Editor) once you have it in there you can rerender the animation at different frame rate. I am thinking that you might want to render it at 24 fps.
    Hope this helps :)

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 07 May, 2014 10:17 AM

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    Blender is awesome! And the VSE (and the node editor) are really hidden gems that most people don't know about. If you have the possibility you should share this workflow as a screencast.

  5. 5 Posted by arfgraf on 09 May, 2014 04:25 AM

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    Okay here is my video, http://youtu.be/UK7O_f1_uYc, explaining the workflow from NodeBox animation export into Blender. I also show to how to export as frames and reverse and go from frames back to the movie. I also explain how to find the frame rate of your NobeBox animation :)

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