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Video Grabber

Video Grabber is a UnigineEditor tool for high-quality capturing of screenshots and frame sequences. Frame sequences are captured in a special non-real-time mode, allowing to get any fixed FPS even on a low-end hardware. In comparison with traditional CPU-based offline rendering, this tool allows much faster rendering thanks to GPU acceleration.

Video Grabber supports capturing of screenshots with extremely high resolution: 4K or even 8K images can be taken with a regular monitor. Also Video Grabber supports the profession EXR format in addition to the standard TGA, JPG, PNG and PSD formats.

Notice
The screenshots will be captured using the chosen camera.

The captured screenshots can be processed by a special video utility to make a video file.

Warning
The tool is available only in the Sim and Professional Unigine SDKs.

Grabbing Viewport

To grab the current viewport with the Video Grabber tool:

  1. Run UnigineEditor.
  2. On the Menu bar, click Windows -> Video Grabber.

    The Video Grabber tool will open.
  3. Choose the mode of the viewport capture, specify the required quality and output settings.
  4. Press Grab.

Video Grabber Settings

The Video Grabber tool provides the following settings:

Video Grabber tool window

Mode Settings

Single shot Take a single screenshot. To take a screenshot with the current settings, press F11.
Sequence Take a sequence of screenshots according to the loaded *.track file.
FPS The frame rate of the track animation to grab. This option is available only when the Sequence option is set.
Track A path to a *.track file. This option is available only when the Sequence option is set.
Warmup Warm up of the video grabber: the number of frames to skip before capturing the viewport. It is used to reduce visual artifacts. This option is available only when the Sequence option is set.

Quality Settings

Resolution The output resolution. To set the output resolution to the current viewport resolution, click the button to the right.
Anti-aliasing The anti-aliasing mode for the output image: the image is captured with the output resolution multiplied by the specified value (by 2 or 4) and then it is resized to the initial output resolution.

Output Files Settings

Destination A path to a folder into which the screenshots will be saved.
Format The output format. The label under this field displays the bit depth of the chosen format.
Background alpha mask The mode of capturing the scene background.
  • None (default) - capture the scene background without the alpha channel. The grabbed image will be in the RGB format.
  • Background - capture the scene with the transparent background (the alpha channel is set to 0 during grabbing) and light scattering disabled.
  • Background + scattering - capture the scene with the transparent background (the alpha channel is set to 0 during grabbing) and light scattering enabled.
Last update: 2017-07-03