[Bf-committers] Compositor behavior change (Roger Wickes)

Christopher Cherrett stuff at trackingsolutions.ca
Tue Jun 2 22:02:03 CEST 2009

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Subject: Re: [Bf-committers] Compositor behavior change (Roger Wickes)
From: Peter Schlaile <peter at schlaile.de>
To: bf-committers at blender.org
Date: 06/02/09 13:32
> Hi,
>> I think 2.5 (via the UI previs videos) shows any size proxy (even 200%) 
>> is selecteable, not just the ones AE has.
> I think, it's time to clear up the discussion a little bit, since that 
> definitely _wasn't_ the thing, Daniel is talking about :)
> Current state in Blender since Blender 2.46 actually is:
> The render size setting is used (or misused see below :) ) as a tool to 
> configure the proxy rendering system of the sequencer.
> Take a look here: 
> http://www.blender.org/development/release-logs/blender-246/sequencer-changes/
> I did that, since I didn't want to re-invent any wheels. Actually, these 
> render size setting is in fact a tool, to quickly generate low resolution 
> pictures / animations without the hassle to manually tune resolution 
> settings.
> So as I thought, semantics fit very well proxy rendering settings (those 
> are actually low resolution preview anims). So I used it.
> Nobody complained since then. :)
> Last week, I used proxies really heavily for the first time and was pretty 
> much annoyed, that the preview window doesn't keep it's size, if you 
> switch between final rendering mode and proxy resolution setting.
> So I changed the preview code to make it keep always the final render 
> output resolution (thereby upscaling the proxy video, if one chooses 
> smaller render sizes like 25%, 50%, 75%).
> That annoyed Daniel, since he obviously liked the old behaviour for some 
> odd reasons, I still haven't really understood. (Those are preview 
> resolutions, actually, otherwise you would have chosen different output 
> render sizes, right?) To put that straight: I think, the problem lies in 
> the fact, that we both have different interpretations of these little 
> render size switches.
> Anyway: what I still miss, is the use case, where the old behaviour is 
> less annoying.
> If there is a serious use case, my proposal is, that you can choose either 
> in userpref (Ton will kill me for that, I'm sure, so not a very good idea 
> :) or within the new per preview rendersize switch, which pretty much 
> resembles that of After Effects, I must admit :) (Something like "Unscal" 
> for unscaled as an additional option.).
> Regards,
> Peter
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I say this because you say no one has said anything. I do find it 
strange to have to change the final output render settings to tweek your 
proxies. Those settings should be with the action you are preforming, 
say in the proxy tab.


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