Video files are first-class citizens in SymmetryMill 3. Play and pause them at will while selecting the motif for your pattern, changing the pattern symmetry, blending repeat units, taking snapshots—and generally doing anything you normally do in SymmetryMill. When you re-apply a snapshot, SymmetryMill automatically jumps to the exact point in the video timeline when the snapshot was taken.
Pattern Explorer fully supports video source files as well. Start the Explorer while a video is playing and then just sit and watch how your pattern story unfolds. Here’s a typical Explorer run:
Video support in SymmetryMill is coming your way. We’ll highlight the new features in future posts, but you can start your video patterns exploration right now by downloading the beta version of SymmetryMill 3. Make patterns from video files in the .WebM (an open web media) format or directly from your camera. Save your pattern stream to a video file, taking your source from a static image or another video stream.