Tutorial Playlists with Multi-Timeline

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n this tutorial, a several values of a layer are controlled through a playlist timeline. First, load a clip into a preload place and insert it in the first cell of the Playlist. This tutorial needs MXWendler Version 6 and above.


1. Insert a Timeline into an empty cell next to the desired clip. (A)

2. Play the Playlist once, so the clip will take its place in Layer Manager. (B)

3. Select the Timeline and define the receiver , e.g. the clip characteristic Scale. To choose Scale as parameter for the Timeline, just connect the Scale slider to the textbox in the Timeline settings via drag&drop. (C)

4. Each time a recever is dropped on the Timeline a new receiver slot becomes avaliable. Drag another receiver from layer manager, e.g. TranslationX, to control more parameters at the same time.

5. Define the duration of the Timeline in the Animation Lenght numeric field. Double-click on the value to type it in numerically or click and drag the mouse to the right or to the left to increase/decrease the value. (D) In the Graph Editor also the looping behaviour of the timeline can be edited.

6. To define the curve, check Show Graph Editor and then click on Animation curve to select the animation to edit: right-click in the graphic editor to insert/remove pivots and change the kind of curve. (E)

7. The Graph editor and the Timeline options have a progress bar. Move one of them to navigate the lenght of the timeline. (F) Cliking the Key button will insert a pivot at the position of the progress bar, either the playlist is playing or not. (G)

8. A single animation can be deleted by clicking on the X button at the end of the relative row in the Timeline settings.

9. If the Auto Key-frame box is checked, every movement of the connected Receiver will be registered with a new pivot. To use this funktion work with Linear curves. (H)

Tip: The addressing of the receiver is always carried out over the track and the corresponding layer. Therefore it is necessary to observe, on which track and layer the clip is located when the complete playlist is played back. Layers might disappear when connected to the Timeline Receiver because the modulator is set to 0 (starting point of the timeline).

Playlist Timeline 1.png