Millumin comes with many features to speed up work !
When building your show, click on the
Optimizebutton from the toolbar or from the
Projectmenubar. Then follow the recommendations provided by Millumin to improve your project.
It can help to clean your project for example, or convert video files to the right codec.
- Transfer a project to another computer
collect filesfeature from the
Projectmenubar, to prepare a folder containing all the files required to run your project on another computer.
When asked, it is safer to choose
copy filesrather than
move files, so it creates a fresh copy of your project, without affecting your current project.
For info, if Millumin cannot find some files, it will look for them in sub-folders (from where the project file is located).
- Import a project
Simply drag-and-drop a
.milluminfile into Millumin library to import its boards, timelines and interactions.
- Relink files
If Millumin cannot find a file, it will look for it in sub-folders. Thus, you can reorganize your files, and as long as your files stay at the same level of your project file (or in sub-folders), Millumin will automatically try to find them when loading the project.
Also, if some files are missing, select one in the library, right-click on it and choose
replace: during this operation, if Millumin finds some other missing files, it will ask you to relink them automatically.
This feature will save a new version of your project on a regular basis : activate it from the
- Export project as PDF
If you need a printable summary of your project, you can create a PDF version by selecting
export to PDFfrom the
- Anti-aliasing for smooth edges
When applying rotations, doing some mapping, or using masks, you may see jagged edges because of aliasing. Activate
anti-aliasingto prevent this it from the
Fastshould be enough in most cases.
- Take a screenshot
You can save the current image of your canvases to an image TIFF file. Select
take screenshotfrom the
Outputmenubar to do so.
- Render a timeline to a file
Export to filefrom
Timelinemenubar to export a timeline to a movie file.
You can choose the codec and the framerate in the save dialog.
- Record the output via Syphon
If you need to record your output as a MOV file, you can use the Syphon Recorder application to do so. Of course, you first have to set the output of your canvas as
- Use cropped in slice-editor
croppedoption defines how Millumin renders a slice : without any pixel outside the area defined by the slice (cropped) or the whole image (not cropped).
This is useful when you need to place the mapping controls on specific locations (not on the edge of your image).
More info in this article : Mapping
- Dynamic mask with a matte
Use one the 4 matte
blend modefor a layer, to create a mask for a layer below.
More info in this article : Masks
Millumin can load a project automatically when it starts : select such a project in
Also, you can automatically run Millumin when macOS starts : simply right-click Millumin’s icon in the dock, then choose
open at login.
- Ignore save warning
Before quitting Millumin, you are asked to save your project. However, if you run Millumin automatically, you may want to bypass this warning, thus this option that you can activate in
- Schedule actions
Millumin is capable to perform actions on a regular basis or on a specific date. Create a
schedulerinteraction to do so. More info about interactions here : Interactions
- Time panel to get more info
If you need to see the elapsed/remaining time for media currently played back, you can open the
time panelon the right of the dashboard.
More info in this article : Dashboard
- Freeze outputs
In case you need to edit your project without the audience noticing such changes, select
freeze outputsfrom the
Outputmenubar to stop rendering the outputs, but still previewing the changes in the workspace.
You can also use the
video masterto blackout the outputs. See this article : Monitor
- Disable workspace
To avoid mistakes in the workspace, you can lock it by selecting
disable workspacefrom the
Outputmenubar : you will not be able to click in the workspace and it will be only rendered twice per second.
- Monitor performances
Sometimes, you might reach the limit of your hardware. To understand this behavior, you can display the number of rendered frames per seconds by selecting
Displaying system usage might also useful : open the
Windowmenubar, then show the
Systemtab to visualize such infos.
- Disable display mirroring
The first time you connect a display to your computer, macOS tends to mirror this display with your desktop. You can prevent this behavior in
- SHIFT to snap
One of the most important shortcut : maintain
SHIFTto snap keyframes, corners, positions, ... together.
- SHIFT to increase faster
properties view, drag values while maintaining
SHIFTto increase/decrease it more.
- Double-click to edit with numbers
slice editoror in the
Outputpopup, you can double-click on corner controls to edit their values with numbers.
It also works on
keyframesin the timelines.
- Double-click to reset
properties view, double-click on a label to reset the value to its default.
- Copy mapping/effects/masks only
Editmenubar you can choose to copy only specific informations, then paste it on a different layer.
- Maintain ALT to replace a media
When some media in the dashboard or in the timeline needs to be replaced, drag the new media over the old media while maintaining
ALTto replace it directly.
- Duplicate a board or a timeline
If you need to, you can duplicate a board from the
Boardmenubar. The same applies for a timeline from the
- Zoom in/out
Both in the dashboard and the timeline, there are controls in the bottom-right corner to zoom in/out.
- Show the indexes
General, you can show/hide the indexes of the layers, as well as the ones for dashboard’s columns.
- Solor or hide locked layers
In the dashboard, click the
hamburgericon solo selected layers (hide the other) ot to hide the locked layers.