Links to animation resources
This is a brief review of what I was able pull together from searching the
web for existing software libraries that support graphics, image creation,
movie creation and editing. It is by no means very complete.
Initial work with limn will concentrate on prototyping animation creation
with java and quicktime, this page is meant to form a collection of
resources that may be useful at some point.
Video file formats and codecs
MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group)
format is probably the most common. Here is another link to some useful
server is a free, opensource server that apple has made
avaialbe and many third parties are porting to numerous platforms. entera has a port to nt and
solaris that is available (in beta).
the little quicktime page is a
good weblog devoted to quicktime resources.
Links to making animations
SGI notes on
generating a standard movie file. Includes examples in quicktime.
a package that lets you create movies from an Xwindow display.
gives a short overview of making mpegs.
OpenGL is probably the most common for
is a more all purpose library. there is a book available on getting
started with gtk.
of general purpose graphic libraries.
GD is a tool for simple graphics
and image creation (often used with perl for building html/cgi graphs).
image_magick is a image processing tool also often used with perl.
Quicktime viewer for
and a port of
quicktime for linux
a small util that will create a quicktime film out of a bunch of jpeg
The Office of
Academic Computing at UCLA has an interesting collection of links to
software that they use for Scientific Visualization.
Here is another page that talks about creating
building library with OpenGL and GLUT