Add Loop Event
 
 
 
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Rendering menu Video Post Video Post toolbar (Add Loop Event)

Rendering menu Video Post Video Post window Select a Loop event. Video Post toolbar (Edit Current Event)

Loop events cause other events to repeat over time in the output video. They control sequencing, but perform no image processing.

A Loop event is always a parent event with a single child. The child itself can be a parent with children. Any type of event can be the child of a Loop event, including another Loop event.

The Loop event's range bar displays the original duration of the child event's playback in color and the range of looped events in gray. You can change the duration of the child event's playback by dragging the child's frame range or the child's original range in the Loop event's track, but you can adjust the full length of the loop (the gray part of the range bar) only by changing the Number of Times parameter in the Edit Loop Event dialog.

Procedures

To add a loop event:

  1. Select the child event.
  2. Click (Add Loop Event).

    An Add Loop Event dialog appears.

  3. Choose the loop settings, and then click OK.

    The Loop event appears as the parent of the selected event.

    The Loop event repeats the child event over the course of the Loop event's range.

Interface

The Add Loop Event and Edit Loop Event dialogs have the same controls.

Order group

Label

Lets you give the event a unique name. A unique name can make it easier to distinguish the loop event in a long list of events.

  • Loop(The default.) Repeats the child event by starting it over when the child event reaches the end of its range.
  • Ping PongRepeats the child event by playing it first forward, then backward, then forward, and so on. The last frame of the child event is not repeated.

Number of Times group

Specifies the number of times to repeat the loop or ping pong, in addition to the first time that the child event is played.

Video Post Parameters group

VP Start Time/End Time

Set the starting and ending frames for the selected event within the overall Video Post queue. Video Post renders the event over the number of frames specified here.

Enabled

Enables or disables the event. When turned off, the event is disabled and Video Post ignores it when rendering the queue. Each event must be disabled individually. For example, disabling a composite layer event does not disable the composited image events. The range bars of disabled events are unavailable in the event track area.