Re: Mathematica 3.0 and QuickTime

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg14589] Re: [mg14578] Mathematica 3.0 and QuickTime*From*: Andrew Watson <abwatson at mail.arc.nasa.gov>*Date*: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 01:51:00 -0500*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

At 12:07 AM -0800 10/30/98, Wagner Truppel wrote: >Hello everyone, > >I'm using Mathematica 3.0.0 on a PPC Mac running MacOS 8.1 and whenever >I try to save an animation as a QuickTime movie, something strange >consistently happens. Here's the sequence of events: > >1. I select all graphic cells belonging to the animation 2. Choose Save >Selection As... QuickTime 3. The QuickTime compression options dialog >box appears and I make my choices, then hit OK >4. The save-file dialog box appears, I type the file name, then hit the >Save button > >So far, this is how it should be. But... > >5. The save-file dialog box appears *again*, right away 6. Okay, that's >odd, but I type the file name I want once again, then hit Save 7. >Mathematica returns to the FrontEnd very quickly, regardless of how >large the animation is >8. A movie file is created, with a single frame in it, the first frame >of the animation > >What gives?? > >Wagner Wagner, I have also had problems in this arena (see below), which are acknowledged to be bugs by wolfram. However, note also that for certain conditions it works (see below). >I have encountered the following problem: > >1) In a Mathematica Notebook, I create a sequence of graphic frames. >2) I select them. >3) From the Edit menu, I choose "Save selection as..." -> QuickTime >4) In the dialog box, under Compressor Settings" I choose "None" and >"Millions of Colors". >5) The sequence of graphics is correctly saved to disk as a QuickTime Movie. > >If, however, in step 4) I choose "None" and "256 Grays", then no file is >saved. > Regards, Andrew B. Watson MS 262-2 NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000 (650) 604-5419 (650) 604-0255 fax abwatson at mail.arc.nasa.gov http://vision.arc.nasa.gov/