Animation and background movies
So... Daz doesn't care that using a movie as a background is broken. Oh well, in my case it just saves a step (making the movie) so using an image sequence (thanks to Wendy for the tip!) works great. Except...
After some testing I can't come up with a general set of steps to reproduce the problem, but the short of it is that Carrara stops treating it as an image sequence and uses only the first frame. As noted, I haven't been able to get a reproducible set of steps for the problem, but it appears to be set in stone for the scene I'm working on. I was, temporarily, able to get it to be an issue for a new test scene after switching image sequences a few times, but closing and re-opening it works just fine.
Things that *seem* to impact image sequence becoming image still:
- set sequence for background, render test, switch, repeat. Around fifth it stops working
- set large image (8000x4000) sequence as background
- Carrara does not prompt for the FPS value
- Using the slider to move through the image sequence in Scene/Background has no effect
So far I can use any image sequence with my test scene and it works, regardless of resolution. I have only been able to reproduce failure in test scene by switching between different image sequences, but restarting Carrara restores functionality. However, the scene that I need this to work never works any longer, no matter restarts, saving without background, closing, restarting, adding, etc.
What I'm hoping for is that someone else has seen this issue and can shed some light on it.