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gfx/ppaint/pprx_AnnotAnBr.lha

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Short:Ppaint Annot'd AnimBrush 4 ANIM GIF work
Author:A. Paabo
Uploader:paabo ptbo igs net
Type:gfx/ppaint
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1997-02-27
Download:http://aminet.net/gfx/ppaint/pprx_AnnotAnBr.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/gfx/ppaint/pprx_AnnotAnBr.readme
Downloads:1042
PROGRAMS USING THE FILES

  - Personal Paint from version 7.0

MAIN APPLICATION

 - Mainly in conjunction with PPaint's SaveAnimGIf.pprx and 
LoadAnimGif.pprx. But other PPaint rexx scripts can potentially utilize its 
results.

INSTALLATION

  - Copy  'MakeAnnotAnimbrush.pprx' to PPaint:Rexx
  
DESCRIPTION

SHORT: 
ANIMBRUSH PICKUP FROM AN ANIMATION THAT ANNOTATES THE 
ANIMBRUSH SO THAT THE TIME DELAY SETTINGS (and copyright annotation) 
ARE AVAILABLE ON THE ANIMBRUSH FOR USE IN SAVING TO ANIMATED GIFS 
(and other potential applications)
LONG:
When Cloanto added Rexx scripts to PPaint7 that provided the ability to save 
to and load from animated gif format (SaveAnimGif.pprx and  LoadAnimGif.pprx)
it used the approach of saving from an animbrush (since animated gifs are
small). 
Because the animbrush did not contain information about frame timing, the 
user who used varying timing in the source animation had to note this timing 
and manually insert it into the settings window presented. In the latest 
version (1.4) of SaveAnimGif.pprx, the capacity to automatically apply timing
from 
an animation that is present, is provided, doing the required conversion from 
the 1/60" timing units of PPaint animation frames to the 1/100" timing units 
of animated gifs. But this approach requires you  do it immediately after 
picking up an animbrush while the animation is still present, and it still
inserts a 
step in which you have to remember where the animbrush pickup started 
from, how many you picked up, etc. The ideal situation would be that the
animbrush gets annotated in terms of time delays WHEN IT IS CREATED. This 
PPaint Rexx script does that. It is nothing more than a rectangular  animbrush 
pickup that just happens to annotate the animbrush with the timing of the 
frames, so that when you run SaveAnimGif.pprx on that animbrush, all the
 timing information shows up in the subsequent settings window and the 
source animation needs not be present.
In addition to the basic action of adding annotations that SaveAnimGif.pprx can
read,  I provided the option of saving the timing in the 1/60" units of PPaint
since
they could be useful too when moving an animbrush back into an animation, for
example. Mimicing the animated gif animation, I replaced 
 'LOOP' loop 'DELAY'  delay1 delay2 delay3 etc. with
'PP7PARAM' param 'DELAY' delay1 delay2 delay3 etc.
where param is a value for some useful parameter  in another
PPaint script.
This also prevents SaveAnimGif from loading 1/60" timing units
by mistake. (untested--I hope it works)

USAGE:
Usage is straightforward. The animbrush is the same as any regular 
animbrush, except that it is annotated with timing information that is 
extractable by Save/LoadAnimGif.pprx. and other potential scripts.
In practice you will create a small animation for saving as an animated gif, on
a 
page larger than the animated gif (I do it on a large 800x600 screeen so that
 the animation appears the same size as it would on a web page on SVGA), 
and then when it runs fine, use MakeAnnotAnimBrush.pprx to pick it up. Once 
picked up I can save the annotated animbrush or immediately run 
SaveAnimGif.pprx and create the animated gif. If the checkbox is on, the 
SaveAnimGif script will be run immediately after pickup. This is convenient 
for those who want to get the PPaint animated gif quickly  without stopping.

NOTES
 The latest update (1.4) of SaveAnimGif.pprx and LoadAnimGif.pprx can be 
found in the BIZ/CLOANTO section of Aminet.

AUTHOR:
-Andres Pääbo, Box 478, Apsley, Ont. Canada K0L 1AO. Can-705-656-9387
-email (till April) paabo at ptbo.igs.net
-see some A. Paabo animated gif work on website www3.sympatico.ca/highlandview
(or hilandvu, if highlandview doesn't work yet)
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Contents of gfx/ppaint/pprx_AnnotAnBr.lha
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[generic]                 2820    7264  38.8% -lh5- bc94 Feb 27  1997 pprx_AnnotAnBr/MakeAnnotAnimBrush.pprx
[generic]                  450     932  48.3% -lh5- c4d3 Feb 27  1997 pprx_AnnotAnBr/MakeAnnotAnimBrush.pprx.info
[generic]                 1904    3992  47.7% -lh5- bd94 Feb 27  1997 pprx_AnnotAnBr/MakeAnnotAnimBrush.readme
[generic]                  390     784  49.7% -lh5- 558e Feb 25  1997 pprx_AnnotAnBr/MakeAnnotAnimBrush.readme.info
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 Total         4 files    5564   12972  42.9%            Feb 27  1997

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