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Re: Mathematica 3.0 and QuickTime

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  • Subject: [mg14619] Re: Mathematica 3.0 and QuickTime
  • From: "Nicolas B.E. Sawyer" <nbes at>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 13:46:49 -0500
  • Organization: University of Nottingham
  • References: <71bldv$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

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.

> After trying so many times with no success, I decided to try a different
> approach: use Display[]. So, I used Display[] to save each frame as a
> "PICT" file, then used a separate application to build the movie from
> them.  However, each of the PICT files created comes out empty!
> Again, this happens consistently. By the way, I do have the latest
> version  of PSrender.
> Finally, I settled for using Display[] to save each frame as a "GIF"
> file,  then I use a separate application to convert them to "PICT",
> then to a QT  movie.
> Anyone has had a similar experience or know if this is a known bug or
> otherwise have any suggestions on how I can create the movies without
> all  this hassle?
> Thanks in advance.
> Wagner

I've just sent a reply to the message "Re: Use of the command Display,
with ImageResolution" about problems I've had with Save Selection As
... and Display[]. A solution to my problems with Display[] was to
allocate it more memory.

Nicolas B.E. Sawyer

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of
University Park,
NG7 2RD.

Tel: +44 115 9515151 ext 12028
Fax: +44 115 9515616

E-mail: nbes at

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