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In all honesty I'm doing quite a few things in addition for preparing for the Libervis marketing campaign I talked about earlier, so that's why it's going slowly, but I'm in no rush as long as something is happening (and this isn't the only site I am running) and here I've got a little something to show. Smiling

One of the components I wanted to create was a cool Libervis logo animation to use at the end of our video(s), and doing it is also a good way to gain some experience needed to create full videos.

So far I've got this gif: http://www.libervis.com/misc/libervis_animated_logo.gif

Check it out. Smiling It's 3.9 MB so it'll go slowly at first as it downloads, but then it will run normally.

I did this by first creating 65 PNG frames using Inkscape and then stitching it together using ImageMagick's animate command and saving it as a gif. I also have an MNG version, but animate couldn't save it as an MPEG video (and an OGG option doesn't exist) so I'll have to find a way to probably convert it from MNG.

I would then edit this to add an audio (some sort of a swoosh and a little musical part in the background - to make it really stylish and professional. Smiling

Feel free to comment. Smiling

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Gimp might be able to help

Gimp might be able to help you. The Gimp Animation Package (Gimp-GAP) might be the solution.

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I actually did try Gimp GAP

I actually did try Gimp GAP first to stitch the frames together, but it refused to do that saying that my frame files must end with something like _00001.xcf. Yet even when I renamed them all and converted (via gimp) to .xcf I still got the same message. Either I was missing something or there was a bug, but I ended up looking for an alternative way. Then csc on #libervis IRC mentioned ImageMagick's animate program and after a while I managed to get it done using that.

I am planning on writing a nice tutorial (including an example animation) for doing animations using inkscape and then animate from ImageMagick. It's really not as difficult as it seems considering Inkscape's flexibility and the simplicity of the animate command. It might be useful as an alternative to those who want to make animations without all the fuss.. Sometimes all you want to do is stitch your frames together. Smiling

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Video

As I've noted here I've managed to get this animation converted to video. I've attached an OGG of it with an added audio bit. Smiling

The audio is the beginning of "Ambiphonic", a track from the Ambient Pills album by Zeropage, available under terms of the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

I'm likely to use one of their tracks for the full promo video that is coming up now that I've mastered the animating and video conversion process. Only thing left to determine is which tool to best use for actually putting together the final video (mixing up the components). KDENLive is most powerful yet acts as if crashing is one of its main features. I'll toy with Open Movie Maker and PiTiVi.

That said I do have a concept for the new video already made up and written down, just needs some polish. It'll be a pretty cool video with a solid message. Stay tuned! Cool

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