[Chimera-users] [Fwd: Re: GIF animations in Chimera]
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Apr 9 14:12:36 PDT 2007
Miguel uses ImageMagick to make GIF animations from Chimera movie frames.
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Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] GIF animations in Chimera
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2007 09:09:43 +0200
From: Miguel Ortiz-Lombardia
To: Tom Goddard
I make animated GIFs with Chimera by simply saving the frames and using
convert (from ImageMagick). I run an extremely simple script to do so
and the results are up to my needs.
En/na Tom Goddard ha escrit:
> Anyone interested in GIF animation output from Chimera? Their main
> appeal is that they play directly in most web browsers (like banner ads).
> It was easy to add to the Chimera movie recorder using ffmpeg which is
> included in the Chimera distribution. But ffmpeg uses a fixed color
> palette causing severe color banding and does not offer LZW compression
> resulting in large file sizes. That option looks unusable. I tried
> another approach using a separate program called "gifsicle". That gave
> decent coloring and compression but it would require adding gifsicle to
> the Chimera distribution. I am reluctant to do that (entails future
> maintenance) unless there is strong interest in making GIF animations.
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