Animated snowman

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mikeg
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Animated snowman

Post by mikeg »

Here is a snowman roasting marshmallows. I made with some drawings that have been cut out and pictures snapped and used BBC Basic to animate.
[BBvideo]https://youtu.be/tSbomwfSCCE[/BBvideo]
Focus is on code subject. Feel free to judge the quality of my work.

KenDown
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Re: Animated snowman

Post by KenDown »

I can see how you used BB4W to produce the different frames, but how did you combine all the frames into a video? Did you just use a screen-capture utility or did you generate and output the frames to file - in which case I'd be most interested in how you did that.

mikeg
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Re: Animated snowman

Post by mikeg »

I can see how you used BB4W to produce the different frames, but how did you combine all the frames into a video? Did you just use a screen-capture utility or did you generate and output the frames to file - in which case I'd be most interested in how you did that.
First I made a mount for my Ipad. ( a large sorta see through plastic storage case.)
Then I cut a hole in the lid for the camera
then I made a removable insert that fit on the bottom
I placed black weed fabric over top of the item.
Then I put each picture with cut outs of drawings (like on South Park cartoon)
I then took pictures and moved limbs and eyes and fire with tweezers.
( I have thought of cutting the sides of the plastic bin out to make it easier to edit images_
Then I transferred the images to my computer and programmed BBC BASIC to display each one for WAIT 40 and then...…..

For the high quality screen capture
1) Get VLC media player (the windows version is the only one I know of with windows capture)
2) Execute the player
3) Select (Media) on the top of the player
4) Select (Open Capture device)
5) Beside (Capture mode ) select (Desktop)
6) Then select your frame rate capture ( frames per second)
7) Then where it says (Play) click the arrow to the right and select (Convert)
8) On the next screen specify your save video location
9) Once you have done that, make sure your BBC Basic slide show is ready to execute
10) Then bellow where you put your destination video file info, use mouse to click on (Start)
11) Press the (stop) button on the player to stop. ( it will be on the player bellow where you pressed start)

Note: I have tested this with BBCSDL for the slide show and it works well.
Focus is on code subject. Feel free to judge the quality of my work.