[Pw_forum] XCrysDen & Animation Capture

Tone Kokalj 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.

Regards, Tone

Anton Kokalj
J. Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia 
(tel: +386-1-477-3523 // fax:+386-1-477-3822)

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