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Marin Goleminov

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Animation of custom controls fails [solved]

PostFri Aug 18, 2017 12:56 pm

I am still wondering if that is a bug or not: as soon as I publish a custom control (in this case a slider I created in the "User" section of a background node), it can't be animated. The context menu shows "Set key", but setting a key has no effect.

If I unpublish the control it can be animated again.

Can someone confirm this behaviour?

Fusion 9 free on Windows 7 64bit.

Best, Marin
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Re: Animation of custom controls fails

PostFri Aug 18, 2017 4:12 pm

I think this might be a case of user confusion. As soon as you publish a value this can no longer be animated. Publishing a value is used for non-animated values.
*all* animated values in Fusion are effectively published by default.

If I've recreated your steps correctly, then you will find the published slider availabe under 'modifiers' - this slider *can* be animated.

But this brings me back to the original question: why would you want to publish *and* animate?

I do agree with you that there shouldn't be an option to 'set key' if it doesn't do anything.
But the actual behaviour is consistent with the rest of Fusion.
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Re: Animation of custom controls fails

PostMon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 pm

User confusion indeed.

At first glance and without knowing too much about Fusion I thought that publishing a parameter enables it to drive any other parameter. Some hundred hours of training later it turns out (among many other things) that publishing makes a parameter visible to other controls so it can be driven by them.. I hope I got it right this time :)
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Re: Animation of custom controls fails

PostMon Jan 15, 2018 3:14 pm

Marin Goleminov wrote:User confusion indeed.

At first glance and without knowing too much about Fusion I thought that publishing a parameter enables it to drive any other parameter. Some hundred hours of training later it turns out (among many other things) that publishing makes a parameter visible to other controls so it can be driven by them.. I hope I got it right this time :)


I am not even sure what you mean by this question.

In Fusion when you animate a parameter its properties become automatically accessible to all other tools in the RC-menu. You can connect to them, modify them with calculations etc.
Publishing is - traditionally - used to make *static* values available to other tools as well, without having to resort to expressions etc. Once connected they act in a bidirectional way: changing it in one place changes it in the other. Does this help?
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Re: Animation of custom controls fails

PostMon Jan 15, 2018 4:02 pm

It wasn't a question ... but I'm glad You answered, because to all the other knowledge I can add the "bidirectional" manner of connected sliders :)

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