Machinima tutorial


1) Optimizing your System Settings in Twinity


Antialiasing is a technique to reduce unwanted jaggies effects in computer graphics. Your video will look a lot better with activated Antialiasing.

How to activate Antialiasing in Twinity:

  • Log in to Twinity
  • Click on SYSTEM
  • Change to the DISPLAY tab
  • Choose at least 4 in the drop down box next to Antialiasing for best results
  • Click on DONE

Ambient Occlusion

Ambient occlusion is a shading method used in 3D computer graphics which helps add realism to local reflection models by taking into account attenuation of light due to occlusion. Right now you can either activate Antialiasing or Ambient occlusion in Twinity.

How to activate Ambient occlusion in Twinity:

  • Log in to Twinity
  • Click on SYSTEM
  • Change to the DISPLAY tab
  • Activate the checkbox next to Ambient Occlusion
  • Click on DONE


2) Video Recording

Recommended software

  • Fraps (Freeware)
    Fraps is a screencasting program. You can easily record directly in Twinity. The free version is only capable of capturing videos, that are not longer than 30 seconds.

  • CamStudio (Open Source)
    CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files.

How to record a video in Twinity using Fraps

  • Start Fraps
  • Choose the folder to save your videos in (Movies Tab)
  • Be sure the checkbox “Hide mouse cursor in video” is activated (Movies Tab)
  • Start Twinity and minimize Fraps
  • A yellow number will appear in the top right corner of your Twinity window
  • Go in Twinity to the location you want to make a video in
  • Push the F9 key to start capturing your video
  • The yellow number turns red to show that Fraps is capturing
  • Push F9 to end capturing your video
  • Find your video file in the folder you chose before

3) Audio recording and editing

Recommended software

  • Audacity (Open Source)
    Audacity is an open source audio editing program. You can record your voice or other sounds, edit it and export it in many different formats.

  • Windows Sound Recorder (included in Windows)
    Sound Recorder is an audio recording program. It's the easiest way to record sounds, but its functions are very limited.

How to record sounds (using Audacity)

  • Start Audacity
  • Choose your microphone in the drop down list
  • Click on the record button to start recording
  • Click on the stop button to end recording
  • Choose “File” -> “Export to wave” to export your sound

Videos made by Twinity

Rocking the Metaverse

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4) Video editing and converting

Recommended software

  • Windows Movie Maker (included in Windows)
    Windows Movie Maker is a video creating/editing software. It contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie.

  • SUPER (Freeware)
    SUPER is a powerful tool to convert your videos into the format you wish. Several inculded codecs make it easy to find the best format for your project.

How to edit and convert your video using Windows Movie Maker

  • Open Windows movie maker
  • Drag and drop your video from your folder to the empty space in the middle of the window
  • Drag and drop your video from the space in the middle to timeline on the bottom into the “video” section
  • Drag and drop your audio file from your folder to the empty space
  • Drag and drop your audio file from the space in the middle to timeline on the bottom into the “audio” section
  • Adjust the length of your files by dragging the ends to the length you want
  • Add effects and transitions if you want
  • Save the movie in a folder of your choice via “File” -> “Save Movie”

How to edit and convert your video using SUPER

  • Open SUPER
  • Drag and drop your movie to the grey area
  • Choose your file formats, video scale, aspect, quality etc. in the “Video” and “Audio” sections
  • Click on “Encode”

Videos made by our Twinizens

Botgirl in Twinity

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Sound streaming

Not only can you direct your own movies but you can also stream your own music in Twinity. To learn how to do this, take a look at the sound streaming tutorial.

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