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gfx/conv/MKANIM-1.1.lha

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Short:Make iff anim out of iff pictures, OS2.x+
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1993-01-13
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    MKANIM 1.1                                                05.01.93



    ABOUT

    MKANIM is a program that packs ILBM picture files into an IFF ANIM
    file, based on a list given in a control file. This is a KS2.0
    program.

    MKANIM is Copyright © 1993 by John Bickers.


    REQUIREMENTS

    KS2.0 and Christian Weber's iff.library are essential. The latter
    is available from amiga.physik.unizh.ch and its mirrors, or from
    Fish disk #674.


    USAGE

    The usage template is:

    USING/A,TO/A,HAM/S,HALFBRITE/S,HIRES/S,LACE/S,CAMG/K,JIFFIES/K/N,
    ANNO/K

    The USING option specifies the control file to build the animation
    from. It is a normal text file, with one line per frame. The first
    word on the line must be the jiffy value for the frame, while the
    rest of the line must contain the filename for the picture that
    represents the frame. For example, a control file could contain:

            3 j01.iff
            3 j02.iff
            3 j03.iff
            3 j04.iff

    If you want the animation to loop seamlessly, you can do so by
    repeating the first two lines at the end of the file. For example:

            3 j01.iff
            3 j02.iff
            3 j03.iff
            3 j04.iff
            # repeated to make the animation loop smoothly
            3 j01.iff
            3 j02.iff

    The use of the jiffy value is a little tricky. Some players treat
    it as the delay before displaying the associated frame, while
    other's treat it as the delay after displaying the frame. I
    personally think the former action is the correct one. In the
    latter case, it is impossible to insert a pause between frame 1
    and frame 2, because the jiffy value for frame 1 is always
    ignored.

    The TO option gives the name that you want the animation created
    with.

    The HAM, HALFBRITE, HIRES and LACE options specify which if any of
    these modes you want to use in the animation. The corresponding
    bits will be saved in the CAMG chunk of the anim. If you use none
    of these modes, and you also do not use the CAMG option, then the
    animation will use the same mode as the first picture in the
    control file.

    The CAMG option gives more direct control of the modes used by the
    animation. The word CAMG must be followed by a hexidecimal number
    representing the modes you want to use. For example, "CAMG 800" is
    equivalent to "HAM". CAMG can also be used to force no modes at
    all, with "CAMG 0".

    The JIFFIES option can be used to override the jiffy values in the
    control file.

    Finally, the ANNO option lets you define what comment to place in
    the animation file. If you do not use this option, then MKANIM
    will write its own version string into the file. To prevent any
    ANNO chunk being written, use an empty string, as in 'ANNO ""'.


    CREDITS

    MKANIM is written by John Bickers using SAS C 6.1.

    Jim Kent's public domain code module "skip.c" from Fish disk #185
    is used to do the compression of DLTA chunks.

    Christian A. Weber's iff.library is used for loading ILBM files.

    Dr. Gerald Hull's code module "apack.asm" from the NewIFF archive
    is used for compressing rows of data.


    DISTRIBUTION

    MKANIM is Copyright © 1993 by John Bickers.

    Distribution is via normal channels. That is, distribute it for
    free, or for Fred Fish like costs, but not more. And remember to
    include the documentation.

    This program is not shareware in the sense that you should pay for
    it if you use it a lot, but suggestions or demands will be
    received in a spirit of pronounced no-enthusiasm unless
    accompanied by a donation of some sort.

    If you have one lying around, why not send me an R18 animation?


    CONTACT INFO

    If you're having problems, I can be reached at:

        John Bickers
        214 Rata St
        Naenae 6301
        New Zealand

    Or: jbickers at templar.actrix.gen.nz


    DISCLAIMER

    It works on my machine.


Contents of gfx/conv/MKANIM-1.1.lha
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-rw-------  2076/202      5275    8916  59.2% -lh5- 4d4b Jan 10  1993 mkanim
-rw-------  2076/202      1759    4041  43.5% -lh5- 7799 Jan  5  1993 mkanim.man
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 Total         2 files    7034   12957  54.3%            Jan 13  1993

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