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    Adam is the founder of BEEDOCS, an artisan software company that makes great timeline software for Mac OS X.

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Timeline 3D Edition Available Now!

Monday, May 12, 2008

I have just posted the 3D Edition to our main download page.

Be the first on your block to have 3D timelines!

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Blogger UnknownMay 12, 2008 3:59 PM

Nice 3D concept - I would like to buy but have not all that long ago purchased the standard version. Upgrade policy?

Blogger Adam BehringerMay 12, 2008 4:34 PM

Daniel - I just posted a blog entry with instructions on how to upgrade your existing license. Thanks!

Anonymous AnonymousMay 12, 2008 5:40 PM

Daniel, any plans for Flash export?

Anonymous AnonymousMay 12, 2008 6:19 PM

I love it! The export to Keynote is a nice touch, too. That's one of the main reasons I upgraded so quickly, because I often give presentations that are divided into segments according to a timeline. However, I will not use the Keynote export feature, and here's why: If I make the transition from one event to the next in Keynote, the animation is not nearly as interesting as the animation that is built in to Timeline. Therefore, in Keynote I'll fiddle with exporting to QuickTime in order to place the QT movie into Keynote to serve as the transition. This fiddling could be facilitated if there were an option to export to QuickTime that would produce separate movies for each transition. So that's a feature request -- however, I really love it, and am thrilled with this release! Easily worth the upgrade price, absolutely! Thanks, Kerry.

Blogger Adam BehringerMay 12, 2008 8:31 PM

Kerry, I did some experimenting with using QuickTime movies with Keynote when I designed the export features and it can work well, but I decided not to automate it this way for a number of reasons.

What you want to do is export a high definition version of the video, then drag the video onto a Keynote slide and adjust the positioning the way you'd like.

They use the "Duplicate" command to make as many slides with the movie as you would like (one for each event?). I believe that the movie itself is stored only one time in the Keynote document when you do this, so the file doesn't get too gigantic though even one high definition video can be pretty large by itself.

Finally, for each slide use the inspector to set the start and end range of the section of movie that you'd like to play. If you set the ranges to be consecutive, you can get the Keynote presentation to look like a movie but wait for your click between each event.

Plus with Keynote you can intersperse what ever else you'd like too (bullets, other videos, etc...)

Going backwards through the slides won't work very well with this technique and I'm not sure how it will export to PowerPoint, but it would probably work well for certain situations.


Anonymous AnonymousMay 13, 2008 6:31 AM

How about designing a runtime for iPhone ?
Plug your iPhone to a video projector and use tactil screen to navigate...

Anonymous AnonymousMay 13, 2008 6:52 AM

Interesting update, but i think it really needs, in 3D, to allow you to look both ways, not just into the future.

Anonymous AnonymousMay 13, 2008 8:19 AM


That Keynote advice is fantastic! Great tip! Thanks very much.


Anonymous AnonymousMay 15, 2008 4:27 PM

Hi Adam,

Just downloaded the trial of 3D and when I choose to use iTunes for a timeline nothing is imported.

I run Leopard 10.5.2, my iTunes library is stored on a ext USB HDD.

Forgot to mention I have tried several configurations for import, songs, albums, date ranges.

Blogger UnknownMay 16, 2008 12:45 PM

Hi Adam
That's really a hudge and genius idea
Thank a lot from France : Nantes
from edu.mac . Our Apple User Group located in Nantes. Nantes has a partnership with Seattle : Boeing - Airbus

Go ahead

Jean-Jacques VALLIET
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Blogger NibeMay 20, 2008 5:18 AM

HI Adam. I've just purchased a last version and I'm not able to modify time x event after the exporting process. It doesn't matter what time I write in the export window, the final result (for quicktime or device format) is ever the same: total 30s.

Blogger zionlionMay 24, 2008 8:04 AM


Could you answer the questions listed?

Many thanks.


Anonymous AnonymousMay 28, 2008 1:07 PM

Nice work there Adam :)
Flash export would be a nice touch but I have other tools for that.

Blogger UnknownJune 02, 2008 1:26 PM

Adam, very interesting concept, I just upgraded and look forward to using the 3D with an audience. It would be nice, in 3D presentation mode, to be able to move to an event by clicking on it, as opposed to using the arrows to move through every event. Possible?
I think this 3D feature will be great!

Blogger UnknownJune 02, 2008 1:27 PM

Adam, very interesting concept, I just upgraded and look forward to using the 3D with an audience. It would be nice, in 3D presentation mode, to be able to move to an event by clicking on it, as opposed to using the arrows to move through every event. Possible?
I think this 3D feature will be great!

Blogger Adam BehringerJune 02, 2008 10:17 PM


It will involve some complex math to get clickable events when showing the 3D perspective. I don't know if we will be able to do this or not, but I agree that it would be nice.


Anonymous AnonymousJune 05, 2008 12:12 PM

Adam - Very nice program. I use timelines in my legal consulting business all the time and this should give me superior presentation capability. Is there a way to format the timeline with clock faces when we're presenting timelines in minutes or hours. They'd have a great impact on juries and judges. PS I lived on the Issaquah Plateau for 24 years, really miss it.

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