Re: Mathematica generating gifs for avi problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg29778] Re: [mg29713] Mathematica generating gifs for avi problem*From*: gleam at flashmail.com*Date*: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 20:35:54 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Alan, there is a much easier way! Export the animation as a TIFF file, and then open it in an animation package that can read the multi-frame TIFF data. I use JASC Animation Shop 3, which comes with Paint Shop Pro 7. This program can read TIFF, and export AVI. Here is a simple example: Short[ani1 = Table[Plot3D[Sin[x y + z], {x, 0, 3}, {y, 0, 4}, Axes -> False, PlotRange -> {-1, 1}, DisplayFunction -> Identity, PlotPoints -> 50, Mesh -> False], {z, 1, 7, 1/3}]] Export["animation.tif", ani1, "TIFF", ImageSize -> {500, Automatic}] Paul >i'm trying to generate an avi movie for powerpoint. since Mathematica for >windows doesn't support this directly, i'm exporting individual .gifs >with Mathematica's Export[], then using shareware to convert to avi. > >problem is, i have 1000's of frames and it's taking a long time to >render each one. shouldn't it be possible to direct Mathematica not to render >and rather to save these plots? i'm using Export[,"GIF"] and i tried >DisplayFunction->Identity but doesn't work. any runarounds? > >alan calvitti >axc at eecs.cwru.edu