: > I need to save some animations I've created with
: > Open Inventor into movie files of formats like
: > MPEG, QuickTime and so on (if there is no way to
: > save the animations directly into MPEG or QT format,
: > are there other intermediate formats which I could
: > subsequently convert to MPEG or QT?)
: > Any help would be appreciated (I have not found any
: > related info in SGI's FAQ's or the Open Inventor book).
: > Thanks, George
: I see basically two solutions...the easiest is to output the
: images and then use one of the dmedia tools to create the movie
: you want...there are many formats available. (see makemovie,
: moviemaker, and there are some newer utilities as well...
: look for programs beginning with "dm").
Output individual screen images, and go from still to still in the
movie? Or can you output the animation somehow? I tried using capture
but I just got a static image.
: The more difficult way (but really neat if you make a library
: out of it) is to get the digital media development option
: and use that library to write out the file yourself.
: The former is more easily and quikly done in the short term,
: the latter is better in the long run if you want to make
: applications that have movie output as an option.
: If I'm not mistaken, the Irix 6.2 dmedia formats include
: MPEG and Quicktime, among several others, but I'm not sure
: because I can't upgrade right now and so haven't really bothered
: to check.
: -=-=- Frederick Haab -=- Software Developer -=- Turner Production -=-=-
I'm running an Impact w/ Irix 5.3. I have an app written w/ ViewKit and
OpenInventor that made a cool demo, and now I've been told to make a video.
I've been reading the help cards on capture, moviemaker, etc and the
SGI movie FAQ, and I'm lost.
Is there any straightforward way to capture what is occurring on the
screen in any kind of movie file?