Logo by Fiery - Contribute your own Logo!


it was a great time but no longer maintainable by c.Kleinhuis contact him for any data retrieval,
thanks and see you perhaps in 10 years again

this forum will stay online for reference
News: Did you know ? you can use LaTex inside Postings on fractalforums.com!
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. March 18, 2018, 11:01:55 AM

Login with username, password and session length

The All New FractalForums is now in Public Beta Testing! Visit FractalForums.org and check it out!

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Share this topic on DiggShare this topic on FacebookShare this topic on GoogleShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on StumbleUponShare this topic on Twitter
Author Topic: Compiling Animation?  (Read 2359 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Forums Newbie
Posts: 5

« on: October 02, 2012, 02:35:40 PM »

(This probably goes in the post production area, but I figured I'd put it here since there have been no posts there for two years)

Hello all!

Time for me to finally get up and stop lurking. I have a question: how do you compile the animation output of mandelbulber into a coherent video format? I've tried using stop-motion software, but trying to import multiple thousands of pictures at once just seems to overload it, when it starts showing 2.5Gb of ram in use and climbing 2 hrs later. Is there a better way? I am running on a mac if that makes any difference.

Also great program, keep up the good work!
Fractal Supremo
Posts: 1175

profile.php?id=1339106810 @taurus_arts_66
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 03:55:10 PM »

I am running on a mac if that makes any difference.

I'm afraid this might make a difference. Normally i'd recommend VirtualDub (http://www.virtualdub.org/index.html), but this is dedicated win software afaik. So if you don't run Parallels or something similar, this won't help. VirtualDub imports numbered image sequences at once...

when life offers you a lemon, get yourself some salt and tequila!
Forums Newbie
Posts: 5

« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 05:12:58 PM »

I do run bootcamp, but I'd rather not be moving multiple GB of data around between partitions if I could help it. I don't think you can just drag and drop files from osx to a bootcamp drive, so I'd need to find some external storage device to move them through, and all that copying back and fourth takes time.
Global Moderator
Fractal Senior
Posts: 3181

« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 06:10:39 PM »

Upgrading your quicktime to pro will enable compiling image sequences on a mac.

There are other paid options too, but most are much more expensive and offer a bunch of added features.

Hope it helps   afro

Life is complex - It has real and imaginary components.

The All New Fractal Forums is now in Public Beta Testing! Visit FractalForums.org and check it out!
Forums Newbie
Posts: 5

« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 08:01:02 PM »

Aha! I found a solution!
the applescript in post #4 in this thread works for me. Although nominally it should be able to handle 1000 frames at a time, it throws an error for somewhere between 100-500 (haven't tested the full range). I'll just stitch the .mov files together. I did this once before, but that was years ago, and I had forgotten how I did it... :smiley
David Makin
Global Moderator
Fractal Senior
Posts: 2286

Makin' Magic Fractals
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 03:07:55 AM »


The meaning and purpose of life is to give life purpose and meaning.

"Makin' Magic Music" on Jango
Posts: 123

having fun

« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 03:37:30 AM »

how about ffmpeg ?
that would be my FIRST choice
fallowed by Blender ( i use blender a lot so...)
« Last Edit: October 11, 2012, 03:43:09 AM by JohnVV » Logged

Running OpenSUSE 42.1-64bit & ScientificLinux-6.7-64bit
I don't pitch Linux to my friends,I let Microsoft do it for me!"
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Jump to:  

Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
New 3D animation 3D Fractal Generation doncasteel8587 1 1444 Last post November 24, 2006, 07:53:07 PM
by zeldabob888
Animation Help & Support MiniMaster_184 11 2039 Last post October 30, 2010, 05:47:41 PM
by Bent-Winged Angel
Compiling on VS2010 C++ Express Mandelbulber ker2x 6 4150 Last post May 17, 2010, 09:44:59 AM
by ker2x
problems compiling on linux Fragmentarium TruthSerum 5 722 Last post June 04, 2015, 04:13:45 AM
by 3dickulus
Error when compiling mandelbulber2-2.10 on debian jessie Mandelbulber freakiebeat 3 565 Last post April 13, 2017, 12:40:20 PM
by freakiebeat

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM
Page created in 0.15 seconds with 28 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.011s, 2q)