• January 30, 2021 at 1:08 pm #3466
    Colby HarrisonColby Harrison
    Participant

    I want to share my animation i made, but I can only save it as an .ap file. Do I have to get all my friends to download Animation Paper to share it with them?

    January 30, 2021 at 7:35 pm #3468
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Exporting as a moviefile (MP4 or Quicktime Prores) will be implemented very soon.

    But that doesn’t help you now of course. 😉

    So you need to export as a sequence of png files (make sure “Simple Unbroken Sequence” is checked) and then you can use some other software that can convert your sequence of png’s to, say, an mp4. The mp4 format is excellent for sharing.

    If you don’t mind using the terminal/shell, I can recommend using the command ffmpeg. You need to download and install it first. You get it for free here: https://ffmpeg.org

    The command will look something like this:

    ffmpeg -framerate 12 -start_number 1 -i /inputpath/basename.%04d.png -vcodec mpeg4 /outputpath/youranimation.mp4

    ffmpeg has tons of options to explore. I’m thinking the above command is fairly self explanatory. Let me know if you need any help with it.

    Best,
    Niels

    January 30, 2021 at 8:13 pm #3469
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    Hi again Colby,

    I wanted to help you with a less technical way too. I just googled and tried this free open source software: https://www.openshot.org (for both Windows, Mac and Linux).

    It lets you import your sequence of png’s and export as mp4.

    I hope this, or the above, is of some use to you.

    Best,
    Niels

    January 30, 2021 at 10:52 pm #3470
    Colby HarrisonColby Harrison
    Participant

    Hey there Niels, it worked perfect for me, thank you for the help

    January 31, 2021 at 12:01 am #3471
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels
    Keymaster

    I’m glad! Thanks!

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