I have uploaded a new version of the program 'fbm2fli'. This is a unix
program to generate FLI-animations from single images. The file is
located at the FTP-server "ftp.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de" as
The installation of the program requires the library of the FBM package
from Michael L. Mauldin. This package is available via FTP as
"nl.cs.cmu.edu:/usr/mlm/ftp/fbm.tar.Z". See the FAQ's of "comp.graphics"
for more sources. Using the FBM-library "fbm2fli" can handle various
file formats including GIF, PCX, SUN-raster, FBM and many more. See the FBM
description for more details. For more details about "fbm2fli" see the
included doc files.
Here is only a brief overview about the differences to the previous
o The new version of "fbm2fli" can also generate old format FLIs. This FLIs
can be played by the original AA-Player and many other players, which are
unable to handle the new format FLIs (often called FLCs).
o Slight improvement of the internal compression.
o More flexible choice of the resolution; now also strange resolutions
like for example 386x25 is possible.
o An additional program for the quantization of 24bit true color images
using the Octree algorithm is included. This is useful to generate
animations from DKB or POV images.