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NewsForge: Command-Line Animations Using ImageMagick

Jul 13, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shashank Sharma)

" If the success of the 'Shrek,' 'Toy Story,' 'Stuart Little,' 'The Incredibles,' and many other Hollywood hits is any indication, animations add glitz to the mundane. While animation in the movies still requires professional animation packages like Blender, you can make simple animations using the command-line wizardry of ImageMagick.

"There are three basic steps to making an animation. First you need an idea. Next, you need a set of images to run through in individual frames. You can get the images from your digital camera or your scanner or draw them using ImageMagick or the GIMP. Once you have these ready, all you need to do is to put them together into an animation..."

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