If you want to fly around and check what Replay Mod has recorded, you need to press the movement keys (e.g., W, A, S, D). If you do not know which keys you have set for movement, check Minecraft Control settings.
There are two large timelines at the top of the screen. Each timeline has its own purpose.
- Play/Pause for a replay file. Pausing a replay file won't stop you from moving around.
- Speed slider. You can control how fast the time in your replay video passes.
- Replay timeline. You can skip or forward parts of the replay recording by clicking on the replay timeline or using the yellow cursor.
- Timeline cursor. It indicates at which timestamp in the replay you currently are. If the cursor is on the left side, you are at the beginning of the replay. If the cursor is on the right side, you are at the end of the replay.
- Play/Pause for a camera path.
- The save (render) button.
- Position keyframe. It is explained in detail below.
- Time keyframe It is explained in detail below.
- Timeline cursor. It was explained above.
- Keyframe timeline. You need to add keyframes to this timeline.
- Click on the "+" and "-" buttons at the end of the keyframe timeline to zoom in/out.
You need to click on this button to add position keyframes to the keyframe timeline.
You can add position and time keyframes on the keyframe timeline to define a camera path. If there is more than one position keyframe on the keyframe timeline, the camera will move between those position keyframes during the camera path. Examples are provided in the Replay Mod - Editor article.
A time keyframe contains the position of the cursor on the replay timeline. When you add a new time keyframe using the time keyframe button, it remembers the time in the replay you are currently at. If you have multiple time keyframes, the cursor's position on the replay timeline is going to move between the values of these time keyframes.
If you had a time keyframe set when you were at the beginning of the replay and another time keyframe set when you were in the middle of the replay, the replay time cursor would move from the beginning to the middle between those keyframes.
Position of keyframes
The distance between the keyframes on the keyframe timeline determines how much time the camera actually takes to travel between the positions.
If you want to add keyframes, press the "Open Chat" keybind (if you don't know which key it is, open Minecraft Control settings and check it), then click on the keyframe buttons.
Extra Replay Mod settings & hotkeys
- At the bottom of the screen, you will see a gray line across the bottom of the screen. Click on it and move your mouse up to view the list of all hotkeys.
1. Add Event Marker: a simple way to mark important parts in your replay. The event marker appears as a small red triangle on the replay timeline. There can be more than one event marker. Click on it twice to open its settings.
2. Capture Thumbnail: sets a thumbnail for your replay file. It does not save a screenshot in your screenshots folder!
3. Clear Keyframes: clears the time and position keyframes from the keyframe timeline. You can also clear keyframes by clicking on them on the keyframe timeline and by pressing the delete key on your keyboard/screen (if touch mode is enabled).
4. Open Keyframe Presets: once you have created a camera path, press X on your keyboard to open the "Keyframe Repository." By clicking on the "Save as…" button, you can add your current camera path to keyframe presets. If you created another camera path, press X to open "Keyframe Repository" and click on "Save as…".
5. Pause/Play replay: you can pause/play a replay video.
6. Player Overview: in the player overview, you can see a list of all currently loaded players in the replay. You can spectate each player and access the first-person view by clicking on a player's name or head. Next to each player, there is a checkbox that you can use to toggle the visibility of players. By doing that, you can hide them from being seen in the replay.
7. Replay Settings: this one doesn't have a hotkey for it. You can press ESC and then click on "Replay Options" to open ReplayMod options and "Options…" to open Minecraft options.
8. Reset Camera Tilt: pressing L and J will tilt the screen clockwise and counterclockwise. Using K, you can reset the camera roll.
9. Roll Clockwise: pressing L will tilt the screen clockwise.
10. Roll Counterclockwise: pressing J will tilt the screen counterclockwise.
11. Synchronize Timeline: using the V key, you can synchronize the Keyframe Timeline with the time passed since the last Time Keyframe's timestamp.
12. Toggle Lighting: using the Z key, you can toggle Ambient lighting. It is beneficial if you have a replay in a dark setting.
13. Toggle Path Preview: using the H key, you can toggle the path preview. If the path preview is enabled, you can see how the camera will move during the camera path.