The simplest form of animation is automatic fades between media.
More advanced animations can be created in boards with
states, and in timelines with
keyframes. These animations always target a certain property of your layers, media, effects, ...
For transitions for lights, please refer to this section : Light Plot
- Simple transition
- Per-layer media transition
- Manual transition
- Animate in a board
- Animate in a timeline
The boards feature smooth transitions that are automatically handled by Millumin. You just have to specify the duration to create one.
First, click the
edit board button to edit columns :
Then set the time of the transition :
Now, each time you launch this column, Millumin will automatically fade with the previous column.
Per-layer media transition
Instead of following the transition of the column, you might want to set a special transition for a specific layer. If so, activate the
media transition property :
Then adjust set the duration of your media-transition :
You can also change the
type of transition (
free) to adjust how the previous media fades out, and how the new media fades in.
If you leave a cell empty, a
➔ icon will appear : it means that the previous value will be taken (if no previous value, this is the first available one).
If needed, you can set a transition as
manual to control its progress (with a MIDI controller for example) :
Then, you need to open the Monitor to manually advance the transition :
You can also take the control of an automatic transition that is running.
The principle is the same as a manual transition, but to take control, you need to put the cursor below the progress of the transition first, then go above. This avoids jumps when taking control over a runnign transition.
More info about the
monitor in this section : Monitor
Animate in a board
Of course, you can also animate properties of layers, media, effects, …
These animations are driven by the board transitions, and for each board column, there is a
state that represents the values to interpolate.
First, be sure to edit the board (shortcut is
CMD+E), then check what properties you want to track and type the values for each column :
Now, each time you play one column, the transition will interpolate between these values.
To save time, you can also use the button
save current state to fill out with the current values. If needed, this is also the place to modify the shape of the transition's curve from
ease in/out to
For info, you can leave some states with an empty cell : a
➔ icon will indicate that Millumin should take the values from the previous columns.
Lastly : to animate a property of a particular media, be sure to play this media first, so its properties appear in the list.
Animate in a timeline
In the timeline, the animation principle is the same as with the board, but
keyframes are used instead
keyframes also defines the values to interpolate between, but also the shape of the animation, called
To create some animation, click the
keyframes/segments button (shortcut is
CMD+E), add some properties to track (in the same fashion as in the dashboard), then add a keyframe (click the button that looks like a diamond).
To preview how the animation will flow, click the
curves button, select a keyframe and change its
easing (via the
properties-panel or by ALT-clicking on it) :
In this mode, you can adjust both the time and the value of each keyframe. You can also double-click on some to edit its value with numbers :
Lastly with data-track, you may use a special kind of keyframes called
flags. These flags represent a command to execute each time the timeline reaches this particular moment :