Multishot Mod 1.12.2, 1.11.2 is a mod primarily meant for making timelapses or otherwise taking screenshots automatically, with a pre-set interval between the screenshots. It also has some other features that might be useful when making timelapses or other videos, such as a few different motion modes (linear, circle, path) and a basic zoom functionality.
Multishot is a tool for creating timelapses and stop motions in Minecraft automatically even if Minecraft is minimized. It removes the need to record timelapses with a screen recorder, which leaves you with large video files that take large periods of time to speed up and render. It acts just like an intervalometer does for a camera allowing players to record and timelapse anything in the game.
It works by automatically taking screenshots at a predefined exposure (default 1 second). These screenshots can then be ‘sped up’ as an image sequence and played back like a normal video. The mod also includes an auto motion feature that automatically moves and/or rotates the player in any direction allowing for more entertaining and engaging timelapses.
How to use:
To start making timelapses, you should first configure Multishot the way you want to make your timelapse.
The most important settings are the Interval, which is the time between screenshots, the target directory where the screenshots will be saved, the image format/compression, and whether you want to use the automatic motion options.
Good starting values are about 1.0 seconds for the interval, and if you have plenty of disk space available, leave the image format as PNG.
(PNG is a lossless format, so it offers the best quality of the available options. The JPG format with the different compression values can save you some disk space and are a fair bit faster to save/compress, but they usually look a lot worse, especially with lower quality options.)
I wouldn’t go below 0.5 seconds for the interval, especially if you are using PNG as the format, because unless you have a fast computer, it might not be able to save the previous screenshot before the next one is due. Also, you’ll just end up with a huge amount of screenshots and a lot of disk space used.
Also make sure to set Multishot Enabled to ON, and also Motion Enabled to ON to be able to use the hotkeys. Those just enable the hotkeys, they do not mean that the multishot or motion modes are always on. It is also probably a good idea to turn Lock Controls to ON, so that you don’t accidentally change the camera angle or position while recording.
When all that is done, you can start taking multishots using the Multishot Start/Stop hotkey (default: M), or if you also want to use the motion feature, just start the motion (default key: N), and the multishot mode mode will also start, if the Interval has been set.
You can hide the Multishot GUI/HUD either on its own with the Multishot Hide GUI hotkey (default: H), or by hiding the Minecraft HUD with F1.
Multishot also includes a few slightly different, simple options to automatically stop the recording and/or motion after some criteria is met.
The four options are: OFF, Video, Real and Shots.
Note that the Video and Real time options have their own separate time settings!
Tip for single player recording:
If you use two instances of Minecraft on the same computer (often the case for recording timelapses in singleplayer worlds with a separate camera and the main player), be sure to toggle ON the feature where the game does not pause when losing focus, by pressing F3 + P. When it is ON, you should be able to alt+tab out without the game going into the pause/main menu screen.
Here is an example of reasonable basic settings:
Some small examples of paths:
Here are all the multishot hotkeys and their default values. They can be changed via the regular Minecraft Options -> Controls menu.
Additional hotkey combinations for controlling the motion settings:
Circle and ellipse modes:
Multishot options menu keys and tips:
To change the multishot options through the options menu, here are the useful buttons and modifiers. The amounts are relative to the smallest unit of change:
About the motion modes:
First select the motion mode you want to use from the multishot Motion menu. The Speed setting in the menu is shared between the Circle, Ellipse and Path modes. Linear mode uses the separate per-axis settings.
How to install:
Multishot Mod 1.12.2, 1.11.2 Download Links:
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