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GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 11-19-2001 18:47

hey, i wonder how you make a povray animation into a video file?
i mean when you render an animation you have a lots of bitmaps....

ok, if the animation is short you can add them by hand and make an avi with virtualdub or premiere, but if there are really lots... hundreds... thousands...?

are you using a special tool?
thanks

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 11-19-2001 18:54

Well, if you have premiere, you can import a series of images as though they were a video.

Otherwise, there are a few programs I use that you can search google for... bmp2avi, avi2mpg, tmpgenc, and cmpeg10.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 11-19-2001 19:07

coool i didnt know tmpegenc could do that too.
thanks, slime.

InI
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 11-19-2001 19:11

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GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 11-19-2001 20:53

isnt that kinda a tiny weeny bit a lot of work for a single person, rendering every single frame by hand? i mean i could do so, but it would take me days to complete only one scene if i have to care about camera, lights, objects by hand in every single frame....

hehe....

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 11-19-2001 22:45

This is fun!

InI
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 11-19-2001 23:06

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Das
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Houston(ish) Texas
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 11-19-2001 23:39

It's not much extra work, really.

You tell your software to render numbered frames (rather than *.mov or *.avi), then tell After Effects (or Premiere) to import numbered frames and output the *.mov or *.avi. You don't have to actually keep track of the image numbers or anything; just throw them all in one directory. The video software figures it out.

Takes a little longer if you make no changes at all, but it's much much faster if you change something in one small part of the animation. If you changed one background object that's only visible for 100 frames out of a 3 minute animation (~5400 frames), you would just render that part of the animation and have AE or Premiere remake the animation from the 100 new frames and the 5300 old ones.

If you tell the software to render just that time segment, and don't change the target directory, it automatically overwrites just the necessary image files, with the right numbers and everything.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 11-19-2001 23:46

oh, guess i misunderstood something.
i thought you would make the complete settings there for every frame by hand.
thanks for clearing up, das. now that's really an argument. i'll do all my future animations by that way!

[This message has been edited by me (edited 11-19-2001).]

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