Mathematica 3.0 and QuickTime
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- Subject: [mg14578] Mathematica 3.0 and QuickTime
- From: Wagner Truppel <wtruppel at uci.edu>
- Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 03:07:46 -0500
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
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
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
Needless to say, I have the proper QT software installed.
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.
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