[Pw_forum] XCrysDen & Animation Capture
tone.kokalj at ijs.si
Mon Nov 7 01:58:01 CET 2011
On Sun, 2011-11-06 at 11:50 -0500, Axel Kohlmeyer wrote:
> hi paul,
> On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 8:46 PM, W2AGZ <w2agz at w2agz.com> wrote:
> It seems that the mpeg_encode and whirlgif packages are no
> longer available for XCrysDen, and their old source codes are
> “un-make-able,” at least within the current release of Ubuntu.
> Any advice on how to “capture” the animation sequence of,
> e.g., structure relaxation, for use in an presentation format
> such as Powerpoint or Impress?
> have you checked out one of the following programs?
> - ppmtompeg (part of the netpbm package)
> - mencoder (part of the mplayer suite)
> - gifsicle (best gif encoder i know)
> - convert (part of the ImageMagik package, worst gif encoder i know)
> all of those were already supported by XCrySDen many years ago,
> so i would assume they still are.
Which, indeed, they still are. The mpeg_encode and whirlgif are not used
anymore for years.
It is true that sometimes making a movie can be tricky, but xcrysden
gives you a possibility to edit the movie encoding script before the
encoding, which can be useful when and if the default route fails.
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