OtterNavBar

OtterNavBar is a tool that can be launched from a number of scripts including RenderPlus, RenderEvents, and AviDub, just to name a few.  It enables the user to navigate the timeline and make selections of tracks and events.  It also enables the user to set In and Out points for a loop region.  For tools supporting its use, it can be launched by clicking on the following icon. 

1. Select Tracks.  Enables the user to select or deselect tracks.  Selected tracks are highlighted.  To select or deselect a track simply click on the desired track.  Each item shows the track  index, whether it is a Video (V) or Audio (A) track, the number of selected events on that track and the track name.  The number shown in brackets on the top line is the number of tracks selected.  Other controls include:

a.   Deselects all tracks.

b.     Toggle between Show Video Tracks.

c.     Toggle between Show Audio Tracks.

2. Navigate and Select EventsEnables the user to navigate between and select events.  The number shown in racked on the top line is the number of events selected on the first selected track.  Controls include:

a.   Clears are selected events.

b.   Cursor moves to the center of the event.    Cursor moves the the start of the event.  Clicking toggles between these two settings.

c.   Selects/deslects the event under the cursor on the first selected track.

d.   Moves cursor the first event of the first selected track.  If the option to move the cursor to the center of the event is chosen, clicking again will move the cursor to the start of the project.

e.   Moves the cursor to the preceding event.

f.   Marks the first event to be selected.  A marker will appear in the center of the event.

g.   Selects/deslects events between the first marked and last marked events.

h.   Marks the last event to be selected.  A marker will appear in the center of the event.

i.   Moves the cursor to the next event.

j.   Moves the cursor to the last event on the first selected track.   If the option to move the cursor to the center of the event is chosen, clicking again will move the cursor to the end of the project.

3. Set Loop.  Enables the user to mark the in and out points of the loop region. 

a.   Sets the in point of the loop region.

b.   Sets the out point of the loop region.

4. Move Cursor.  Enables the user to move the cursor.

a.   Moves the cursor "quickly" to the left.

b.   Moves the cursor to the left.

c.   Moves the cursor one frame to the left.

d.   Scrolls the timeline to the position of the cursor.

e.    Moves the cursor one frame to the right.

f.     Moves the cursor the right.

g.   Moves the cursor "quickly" to the right.

5. Timeline Zoom.  Enables the user to zoom into the timeline.

a.   Zoom to project length.

b.   Zoom to loop region.

c.   Zoom to selected events.

d.   Continuous zoom "in".  Note that the first time this button is clicked, it will zoom to the center of the event under the cursor.  Afterward, the zoom will be continuous.  Simply left-click and keep the button down to zoom in.

e.   Continuous zoom "out".  Simply left-click and keep the button down to zoom out.

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