Timecode Burn-in Details

SynthEyes 2204 now features frame number, timestamp, and timecode burn-in to Camera and Perspective Views, and Save Sequence and Preview Movie output. This tutorial shows the controls and various details.

2022-03-22. 3:46 long.

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Sticky Windows and Settings

Provides an overview of the system for saving and restoring window placements and settings as windows, and SynthEyes itself, opens and closes. Points out some of the hazards with that, and some preferences you can use to avoid them.

2016-08-24. 15:52 long.

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SynthEyes Gets Global

SynthEyes 2106 now offers tooltips and optionally, menus, script names, and user interface elements, in 25 languages. It also supports international Unicode UTF-8 characters in file, tracker, camera, mesh, etc names, and notes and file descriptions.

2021-06-03. 7:30 long.

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Number Zone

The Number Zone shows the value of each displayed channel on the current frame. Shows how to turn it on and off, change the sizing, and how to change the displayed numbers!

2016-08-24. 2:30 long.

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Perspective View Locking

Shows the updated perspective view locking controls and preferences, which allow direct control over which camera a given perspective view is locked to. SynthEyes 1608+

2016-08-24. 7:29 long.

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Mesh De-Duplication

The mesh-deduplication features let you cut down the size of SNI files that repeatedly store the same large meshes. This tutorial runs through a sequence of scenarios, showing the intended uses of the de-duplication modes. For more details, see the section "Mesh De-Duplication" in the manual.

2015-11-16. 11:47 long.◆◆

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Using "Rooms" to Control the UI

Shows how the SynthEyes (1209+) "rooms" features can help customize your workspace to your job, giving you a quick way to select a control panel, view configuration, and even start a dialog.

2012-10-05. 4:32 long.★★

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Error Curve Mini-View

The error curve mini-view shows the error of one or more trackers over the duration of a shot. This tutorial runs through the various modes of the display. SynthEyes 1502+. Imagery: See GoingThruPhase.zip in the Example files.

2015-01-31. 11:15 long.

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Synthia, an Introduction

The SynthEyes Instructible Assistant, ie Synthia, enables chat-style natural language control. Unlike simpler assistants such as Siri or Google Now, Synthia responds to specific instructions, simple or complex, and can be instructed by the user in English to add additional functionality. Cloud communications make possible rapid improvement based on users' experiences. This tutorial shows the tip of the iceberg; for more information see the Synthia Manual in the SynthEyes product or demo version---it's fun and you'll learn a lot.

2014-07-24. 12:21 long.★★

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Auto-Save Introduction

A quick introduction to SynthEyes's file auto-save system.

2011-12-07. 3:13 long.

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Auto-Save and -Increment Options

SynthEyes 1407 (https://www.ssontech.com) introduces quite a few new preferences to support auto-save and -increment operations, so that you can configure file versioning behavior. File/Save a Copy and File/Save Next Version are also new. This is a run through of the new options.

2014-07-24. 7:28 long.

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Different Frames in Different Shots

When you work with a longer main shot and a shorter reference shot, it can be convenient to scrub them independently to different frame numbers, to facilitate linking the trackers from shot to shot. This tutorial shows how to do that, using a camera + perspective view.

2015-02-02. 2:41 long.

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Using a Tablet

In this writeup, we describe the preferences in SynthEyes that can make life easier for tablet users, as well as some technical issues concerning tablets.


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Maya-style Keyboard Accelerators for Move/Rotate/Scale

This tutorial teaches you about the SynthEyes keyboard accelerator system. Along the way, you'll configure your SynthEyes so that the W, E, and R keys select the Move, Rotate, and Scale mouse modes, following Maya's convention. This can be a handy time-saver for positioning objects in the 3D environment.

2011-10-27. 5:46 long.

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Adding Descriptive Notes to the Camera View

As of SynthEyes 1407, you can add "notes" to your camera views, as a way to communicate between tracking artists and supervisors, or just to remind you what you were doing before a long weekend.

2014-07-24. 5:10 long.

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Creating and Using Script Bars

Using Script Bars to quickly access commonly-used functions

2009-07-17. 2:11 long.★

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Putting Synthia Commands on Toolbars

You can put English-language Synthia commands onto a toolbar, so that you can use them for quick and helpful workflow animation activities. To do that, you put commands (such as "make the selected trackers orange") into small text files. This tutorial shows you how, with examples that quickly manipulate trackers that are grouped by color.

2014-11-13. 5:56 long.

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Enter the "Matrix"

Introduction to the "Matrix" object in SynthEyes (1209+). This is a space-filling grid of small markers that can be used to visually assess the tracking of a shot.

2012-10-05. 4:08 long.

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Multiple Exports

Shows how to configure the SynthEyes (1209+) multiple-export control panel, so that a single menu operation can rapidly run any number of exporters. For examples, you might deliver 3dsmax, maya, and cinema 4D versions of your shots in one operation.

2012-10-05. 5:30 long.

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Multi-Lingual - Community Translation Project

The Community Translation Project aims to allow SynthEyes users to share translated versions of the user interface. This tutorial shows a new translation being created, edited, and installed.

2012-11-02. 9:22 long.

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SynthEyes easily is the best camera match mover and object tracker out there.

Matthew Merkovich

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