Playback controls in animation view
This issue was created automatically from an original Mantis Issue. Further discussion may take place here.
There are several playback controls critical to set up an animation: start and end times/indices, play mode, and frames/duration. Since the Animation View will undoubtedly be the mode of choice for setting up animations, it is inconvenient to go to the Animation Inspector to set these values.
Ideally these values would be added to the top of the animation view (similar to how they are shown in http://www.paraview.org/ParaQ/index.php/Animation_GUI). However, there is a good chance that these GUI components will not fit well in the panel. In this case, maybe the animation view could become a tabbed panel with one tab showing the tracks and the other showing the playback controls and animation settings. Another option would be to remove the track selection from the animation inspector and then default the location of the two views to be on top of each other (i.e., the dockable windows will be tabbed).