Making a Time-Lapsed Painting

The Time-Lapsed Painting feature in TwistedBrush Pro Studio will record your image as you work. You select  how many frames per minute you want recorded and the compression (codec).

Step 1 : Launch the Record Time-Lapse Painting Panel

Step 1 : Launch the Record Time-Lapse Painting Panel
  1. Select Record Time-Lapse Painting from the Record menu

Step 2 : Start the Recording

Step 2 : Start the Recording
  1. Use the slider to set the number of frames that will be recorded per minute. Notice that as you change this slider the estimate of how long your video will be is also shown to help you pick a good Frames per Minute rate.
  2. Click the Record button. You will be prompted for a file name of the video file. Select a location and name that you will later be able to find.

Step 3 : Selecting a Codec

Step 3 : Selecting a Codec
  1. Selecting a Video Compressor (codec) is the trickiest part about creating a Time-Lapse painting. An MPEG 4 codec is highly recommended and in most cases you will need to install the codec package to have an MPEG 4 encoder on your system.  See below for more information about finding and installing a code package.
  2. Click the OK button.

Xvid and FDShow are 2 very good free solutions.

Here is a video tutorial for installing a codec for use with TB.

http://forum.pixarra.com/topic/306-video-tutorial-on-installing-video-codecs-for-tb/

 

Step 4 : Painting

Step 4 : Painting
  1. Paint, edit and create with any tools of TwistedBrush Pro Studio. The recording captures the page at timed intervals only when changes occur.
  2. Statistics of the what is captures so far is displayed here.
  3. To record a fixed set of frames use these buttons. You may want to do this to record a pause in the image, for example if you have placed text on the screen for a tutorial purpose or are switching pages.
  4. The Pause button can be use to pause recording.

Step 5 : Stopping the Recording

Step 5 : Stopping the Recording
  1. Click the Stop button to end the recording.

Your video file with a file extension of .AVI is ready for sharing on YouTube, Vimeo or other video services.