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Frame/Time Counter Display Tool

framecounters.jpgMichael Thoenes has a nice frame/time counter display tool for Blender. This allows you to ID your animation frames with a frame or time counter by placing one or all of the counters in front of your camera and rendering.

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  1. I think this should be in blender.
    Best as extra data in tga, jpg and openxr file; readable by the seq-editor...
    O well...

  2. Really need feature. I always struggle with how many frames I have to use for a certain action like, pick up a object, speed of walking, or whatever. It would be a cool feature to be included somewere in blender. It makes animating a little bit easier. ;)

  3. Yes. It definately needs to be integrated into Blender, and I agree with joeri -It would be even better as separate data, but I will probably use this a lot for the Animatic of the film my team and I are making.

  4. Ooh.... Close, but so sorry to Michael Thoenes... Alas, he was beaten to it by that same fabulous person who gave us Blender Library and Blender Materializer Scripts: Mariano Hidalgo aka uselessdreamer already created a script which adds this feature, called More Render Options which adds black bars such as you see in Animatic Runthroughs for films made by people such as Pixar...

    It adds a timer, the number of the frame, the name of the Scene, the Blender File, the date and the active Camera, or a variety of the lot, as well as giving you a plethora of options about what sort of rendering you want...

    You can find it here:

    ...I'm afraid I'm going to stick with it...
    Sorry Michael, close, but no cigar...

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