I'd like to compute animation parameters outside Ultra Fractal and then import them as keyframes at specific times. For example, I'd like to import different seed keyframes and animate between them.

Is there any way to do that?

Right now I have to manually enter keyframes and values within the keyframe editor and that takes a very long time for longer animations, especially if I'm changing several parameters.

Thanks in advance

I'd like to compute animation parameters outside Ultra Fractal and then import them as keyframes at specific times. For example, I'd like to import different seed keyframes and animate between them. Is there any way to do that? Right now I have to manually enter keyframes and values within the keyframe editor and that takes a very long time for longer animations, especially if I'm changing several parameters. Thanks in advance
 
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The parameter format is a legible text file (if you uncheck "Compress parameter sets larger than 2 KB" in the Fractal tab of the Preferences dialog), so you should be able to generate the keyframes.

The format of keys is like this, for e.g. the magnification setting:

magn="1@#0SS8.8235294@#15840E"

That means 1 at (@) position 0 (#0), smooth interpolation at begin and at end (SS), to 8.8235294 at position 15840. The final E means that it uses exponential interpolation. For regular interpolation, S means smooth, L linear, and N stepped. All interpolation settings are available in the Timeline tool window, see:
https://www.ultrafractal.com/help/animation/interpolation.html
https://www.ultrafractal.com/help/animation/exponentialinterpolation.html

Positions are not directly expressed in frames, but as tick values with 4800 ticks per second (this value was chosen so it is evenly dividable for common frame rates). So 15840 with a 30 fps frame rate means frame: 1+ 15840*30/4800 = 100.

Hope this helps!

The parameter format is a legible text file (if you uncheck "Compress parameter sets larger than 2 KB" in the Fractal tab of the Preferences dialog), so you should be able to generate the keyframes. The format of keys is like this, for e.g. the magnification setting: magn="1@#0SS8.8235294@#15840E" That means 1 at (@) position 0 (#0), smooth interpolation at begin and at end (SS), to 8.8235294 at position 15840. The final E means that it uses exponential interpolation. For regular interpolation, S means smooth, L linear, and N stepped. All interpolation settings are available in the Timeline tool window, see: https://www.ultrafractal.com/help/animation/interpolation.html https://www.ultrafractal.com/help/animation/exponentialinterpolation.html Positions are not directly expressed in frames, but as tick values with 4800 ticks per second (this value was chosen so it is evenly dividable for common frame rates). So 15840 with a 30 fps frame rate means frame: 1+ 15840*30/4800 = 100. Hope this helps!

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