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Lawrence July 18, 2010 17:45

animation
 
Hi all,

I have obtained a series of png files from a simulation. I would like to generate an animation from all of these files.

What kind of tools can be used for that purpose? I am using Windows..

Thanks.

xamo July 19, 2010 04:53

Hi,

you can do a gif Animation with Irfanview.

Regards
xamo

Lawrence July 19, 2010 18:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by xamo (Post 267961)
Hi,

you can do a gif Animation with Irfanview.

Regards
xamo


Thanks xamo.


I have installed the Irfanview onto my computer but do not know how to use it to generate an animation file. I would like to use it in a PPT..

Could you give me some instructions to achieve that?

Thank you.

Lawrence

xamo July 20, 2010 14:09

Hi Lawrence,

sorry I am wrong. You cannot create animated gifs with Irfanview. You can build a slideshow and save it as an executable file.

File / Slideshow
Slide advancement automatic after xxx seconds.
Add pictures
Save slideshow as EXE.

I usually build animations with the ImageMagick package using linux. There is also a windows port. But i have not tested the windows version.

Regards
xamo

and_ July 21, 2010 11:05

Why don't you use Windows Movie Maker. Works fine

Lawrence July 23, 2010 06:07

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I have got one way to do it. Maybe it is a little bit complex..

Firstly the png files can be obtained from starccm+;
then the png files are converted to gif by IrfanView;
then the animation can be obtained by MS Gif animator.

Lawrence

Lawrence July 23, 2010 06:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by and_ (Post 268353)
Why don't you use Windows Movie Maker. Works fine

Thanks. Your method seems to be better and easier.

Could you please give us some steps about how to do it?

Cheers.

Lawrence

and_ July 23, 2010 17:28

That's pretty easy. First you import the pictures, then you multiselect them all and drag them down to the timeline. Then from the file menu there's save movie available.

You can use tools>options>advanced to speed up or slow down the movie.

Regards
Andreas

Lawrence July 26, 2010 05:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by and_ (Post 268748)
That's pretty easy. First you import the pictures, then you multiselect them all and drag them down to the timeline. Then from the file menu there's save movie available.

You can use tools>options>advanced to speed up or slow down the movie.

Regards
Andreas

Thanks Andreas.

You are right. You method is much better becuase it is more simple.

Lawrence


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