How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

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How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby sliptonic » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:15 pm

Everybody loves eye-candy right?

There's a lot in 0.17 with a compelling visual component, especially in PDN, TechDraw, FEM, and Path but in the other workbenches too.

How about compiling a video of some visual highlights to go along with the 0.17 release. Such a video would certainly get shared widely.

Maybe each workbench could get 20-30 seconds to show off the pretty.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby NormandC » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:19 am

Hey man, wasn't Groundhog day last week?

Edit: sorry, but it's been discussed sooooooo many times on the forum... :|

The short of it is: if someone does not come forward to take charge of it, it won't get done, plain and simple.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby gntech » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:01 pm

I can volunteer on this matter.

A good starting point for planning would be the release notes https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Release_notes_0.17 I think

Here are the headings from the release notes

Highlights
All new Part Design
Part Workbench
Part Design workbench
Sketcher Workbench
Spreadsheet Workbench
Draft Workbench
Drawing Workbench
Arch Workbench
FEM Workbench
Path Workbench
Manipulator Workbench
Curves Workbench
NURBS Workbench

It would be good to start collect FreeCAD-files that uses the new features of different workbenches.

Then I can give it a go putting together a highlight screencast. But a prerequisite would be to have premade FreeCAD-files to use.

Thoughts?
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby sliptonic » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:48 pm

gntech wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:01 pm
I can volunteer on this matter.
Thanks gntech!
A good starting point for planning would be the release notes https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Release_notes_0.17 I think
I wouldn't, in any way, try to make the video instructional or a replacement for the release notes or other tutorials. The goal should just be to 'whet the appetite' In other words, all sizzle and not much steak :D Probably a music background but no voice.
It would be good to start collect FreeCAD-files that uses the new features of different workbenches.

Then I can give it a go putting together a highlight screencast. But a prerequisite would be to have premade FreeCAD-files to use.
We can break it down even further. I can make a short video (a minute or so) of the Path hightlights. From that you can pick out 20-30 seconds. If we can get similar for the other workbenches, you can integrate them together into a finished product.

I'm, of course, open to other suggestions.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby Kunda1 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:24 pm

gntech wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:01 pm
Highlights
All new Part Design
Part Workbench
Part Design workbench
Sketcher Workbench
Spreadsheet Workbench
Draft Workbench
Drawing Workbench
Arch Workbench
FEM Workbench
Path Workbench
Manipulator Workbench
Curves Workbench
NURBS Workbench
Concrete Rebar Workbench (GSOC 2017) https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22760
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby gntech » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:41 pm

sliptonic wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:48 pm
We can break it down even further. I can make a short video (a minute or so) of the Path hightlights. From that you can pick out 20-30 seconds. If we can get similar for the other workbenches, you can integrate them together into a finished product.
Yes, I think that would be the most efficient approach.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby gntech » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:35 am

So what I need is a simple screencast when demonstrating the juicy bits of each workbench. The length of the screencast does not really matter. 15s -> 5 min; I can edit and pick the best parts.

Technical recommendations
* Linux: Use something like simplescreenrecorder or greenrecorder
* Windows perhaps something from here https://alternativeto.net/software/simp ... rm=windows
* Mac perhaps something from here https://alternativeto.net/software/simp ... atform=mac
* Record in 1920x1080 if you have the possiblity.
* Use https://send.firefox.com/ to send your recorded file to me.

I will then start to make preliminary edits and upload as private youtube videos and share the links in this thread to get your feedback.

@sliptonic: Please go first and make a screencast of the Path workbench so we can test the workflow
@kunda1: Could you perhaps do a simple screencast of the Rebar workbench?
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby wandererfan » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:04 pm

This thread mentions adding a video howto on the wiki. Did this ever get done? My search powers seem ineffective this morning.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby NormandC » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:12 pm

We discussed screencasting tools in the Tutorials and videos forum: Community knowledgebase: getting started with tutorial and video contribution

gntech wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:01 pm
A good starting point for planning would be the release notes https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Release_notes_0.17 I think
Unfortunately they are not complete, not by a long shot. For example there is no mention of the new stuff in Sketcher, like B-splines.

@ wandererfan: that that I know of.
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Re: How about a highlight reel for 17 release?

Postby sliptonic » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:23 pm

gntech wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:35 am

* Record in 1920x1080 if you have the possiblity.
* Use https://send.firefox.com/ to send your recorded file to me.
Try this:

Sorry I can't do 1920x1080. This is the highest I can do on my monitor.
https://send.firefox.com/download/7c8fc ... BoTFe8Lq5A