ranimate movies

Hi
I'm running ranimate and I get the .pic frame files stored in the directory
along with the .unf files. What are the .unf files and how can you view the
animation like a movie e.g. in some media player?
Thanks

Tarik

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Tarik Rahman
PhD student, Institue of Perception, Action and Behaviour
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Hi Tarik,

The .unf finished files are the rendered images pre any filetering operations. The .pic image have been filtered and perhaps some other operations depending on your rif settings. The .pic images are your final frames. To view the animation like a movie you will need to convert your .pic images to tifs or some other format and then from there into an animation format. There are a few options to view:

   1. convert final pic frames to jpg and use "animate *.jpg" to view
      the animation (this presumes linux)
   2. to generate an avi or other format (again presuming linux) you can
      convert the frames to tifs and then use "ffmpeg" to generate an
      avi or mpeg. Note this tool can be a little tricky. It is
      powerful, but the documentation really presumes a fair amount of
      knowledge about codecs, encoding and decoding.
   3. otherwise you can load up the converted frames into something like
      adobe premier and generate an animation.

-Jack

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Hi
I'm running ranimate and I get the .pic frame files stored in the directory
along with the .unf files. What are the .unf files and how can you view the
animation like a movie e.g. in some media player?
Thanks

Tarik

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School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

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Hi
I'm running ranimate and I get the .pic frame files stored in the
directory
along with the .unf files. What are the .unf files

they are the original oversized pic before resampling, exposure adjustment,
etc. with pfilt
pfilt -1 -e 1.25 -m .25 -x /3 -y /3 scene001.unf > scene001.pic
they are deleted when the animation is completed (or sooner depending on
your Diskspace setting)
and how can you view
the
animation like a movie e.g. in some media player?
I'm on a Mac, so I convert them all to pict, and use a shareware called
Moover to make the picts a quicktime

Rob F

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Hi Jack, Tarik, y'all,

Jack de Valpine wrote:

Hi Tarik,

The .unf finished files are the rendered images pre any filetering operations. The .pic image have been filtered and perhaps some other operations depending on your rif settings. The .pic images are your final frames. To view the animation like a movie you will need to convert your .pic images to tifs or some other format and then from there into an animation format. There are a few options to view:

   1. convert final pic frames to jpg and use "animate *.jpg" to view
      the animation (this presumes linux)

... and ImageMagick installed as well, I believe.

   2. to generate an avi or other format (again presuming linux) you can
      convert the frames to tifs and then use "ffmpeg" to generate an
      avi or mpeg. Note this tool can be a little tricky. It is
      powerful, but the documentation really presumes a fair amount of
      knowledge about codecs, encoding and decoding.

Thanks for this, I've been looking for a good encoder.

   3. otherwise you can load up the converted frames into something like
      adobe premier and generate an animation.

Two other options that I use:

MakeAVI

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MakeAVI is a nice simple Windows-based GUI for taking a bunch of stills and squirting them into an AVI movie.

Pro: GUI-based.
Con: GUI-based.

Info: http://sourceforge.net/projects/makeavi

GIFsicle

This one I just found recently; great for using in scripts as it's command-line based. Takes a bunch of stills and makes an animated gif. Quick & dirty, as you please.

Pros: scriptable, runs on Windows and unix.
Con: animated gifs aren't really interactive. I tend to do animations of the sun, and it's nice to be able to stop the action and study particular times of day, something you can't do with an animated gif, so thanks again for the ffmpeg reference, Jack-o.

Info: http://www.lcdf.org/~eddietwo/gifsicle/

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If you're running in Linux or Cygwin, you can have a little shell
script convert all of your PIC files into TIFFs or JPEGs. This is what
I do, and here is a little shell script I wrote to help (my first! be
gentle):

#!/bin/sh
# Toast's first stab at a useful program
# stand back parts may fly off at any moment

for file in $( ls *.pic )
  do
  echo "Now converting '$file'..."
  ra_tiff $file $file.tif
done
echo "Finished!"

This will just give you a bunch of TIFFs. I then run a script to
convert them all into Jpegs (I do this in two steps, 'cause sometimes
I just want to convert all my PICs to TIFF so I can bring them into
Photoshop when doing stills):

#!/bin/sh
# Toast's second stab at a useful program
# stand back parts may still fly off at any moment

for file in $( ls *.tif )
  do
  echo "Now converting '$file'..."
  convert $file $file.jpg
done
echo "Finished!"

This one relies upon the Imagemagik set of tools and it's excellent
'convert'. Both of these work under Cygwin or Linux with no
modification. Both of these are basic in the extreme, and once I have
the time I'll put something in there that renames them all too, but it at least should give you an idea of how you might automate your animation workflow...

Jeffrey McGrew

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Hi
I'm running ranimate and I get the .pic frame files stored in the directory
along with the .unf files. What are the .unf files and how can you view the
animation like a movie e.g. in some media player?
Thanks

Tarik

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PhD student, Institue of Perception, Action and Behaviour
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

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