Animated GIFs possible


#1

Just an idea out of a talk with a colleague (and I don’t have the ETC here, so I can’t test): Can I use animated GIF files? It might be a replacement for video scrubbing (ETC Video scrubber)


#2

:scream: Eeek, memes in ETC ! :sob:

(interesting idea, still)


#3

NoAnimatedGIfs

(SCNR :wink: )


#4

pygame doesn’t support animated gifs, you’d have to use something like PIL to pull them apart, and display each frame separately.

as I mentioned on the other thread i did get moviepy working, but really it starting opening up questions about cpu/resources … basically pygame/python i think is pretty inefficient.


#5

Thanks, I feared it alread.


#6

No difference though really is there? The animated element can be made in python no? Disassemble GIF and throw pictures into patch - they change on a pulse from midi note or sound input… or a knob control speed of ‘playback’? The patch could continuously drive playback itself.


#7

Not exactly an animated GIF, but you can use a phenakistoscope Examples with the new SpinningDiscs mode.

@thetechnobear did a proof of concept using the SpinningDisccs mode with some phenakistoscopes here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdApf2aBywS/?taken-by=thetechnobear

At some point, I’ll create a set of original phenakistoscopes for the ETC.

I have other ideas for motion/animation using more “vintage” techniques, which in my view fits the ETC aesthetic.