Tag: Blender 2.73a

Velvet Goldmine and Velvet Shortcuts are ready for Blender 2.73a + bugfixes

Velvet Goldmine and Velvet Shortcuts are now ready for Blender versions 2.73 and 2.73a.



Markers – Delete Closest” now recognizes markers that have been moved in the timeline (for example, when “View > Sync Markers” is turned on) and/or that had their names changed. This bug goes all the way back from the early days of Velvet Goldmine but I was finally able to track it down and reproduce it, so it’s now fixed.

Major changes from previous version

  • Metastrip – Make Direct” is now deprecated. Behaviour has been incorporated into Blender itself so the function became useless.

  • Strips – Jump to Next” and “Strip – Jump to Previous” (former Ctrl + PgUp/PgDown shortcuts) are deprecated. Recognition of the end of the strips (instead of just their start) has been incorporated into Blender 2.73, so the functions became useless.

  • Strips – Concatenate selected” (shortcut Shift + C) is still active and on the code, but in most cases the recently added “Insert Gaps” (shortcut Shift + =) and “Remove Gaps” (shortcut Backspace) will do what you expect of this function. I left it there for the time being, but it may suddenly vanish from the code if it proves pointless.

Velvet Shortcuts note

Blender comes with an odd “non-shortcut” for screen.screen_full_area by default – basically, if you press the mouse button on the screen, the screen will become fullscreen and hide all the buttons. Curiously, this does not seem to affect Blender when the set of shortcuts is set to default, but manages to screw up everything when you add other shortcuts such as the Velvet Shortcuts. So the code for this part is commented here to prevent this odd behaviour and for the sake of user sanity.

Update of Velvet Goldmine and Velvet Shortcuts is recommended.

Blue Velvet tested OK for Blender 2.73a

Blue Velvet tested OK for Blender version 2.73a with Ardour 3.5.403 and FFmpeg 2.5.3.

There’s also an improvement on the way the addon reads the strips on the timeline – if user would have changed the strip’s name to anything that didn’t have an extension (such as “my_audio” instead of audio.wav or audio_repeated.002), the script would throw the error “ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack”. This behaviour is now fixed. Thanks Bilka from France for pointing this out!

Updating Blue Velvet is recommended.

Modified Space Sequencer is ready for Blender 2.73 and 2.73a

Modified Space Sequencer is now ready for Blender versions 2.73 and 2.73a.

There is also change on the way Effects are shown on the monitor view – they had been previously incorporated on the “Strip Data” panel nut now they have their own section. Order of the sections on the panel has also changed for viewing improvement. They are now shown as Strip Data > Effect Strips > Sequencer Modifiers > etc. See the differences below: