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Hello,

I wanted to create an animated file to display the motion of my image... let's say we want to make a graphic which represents something similar to a neon sign... which suggests apparent motion... much like the famous waving cowboy Vegas Vic, located in las vegas, nv... which appears to wave his hand at onlookers and passers by...

This effect is something I have been able to do with the Animated GIF file extension, however not all locations accept this file type...

So, I downloaded the .AVI file type extension thinking it would be rather simple to figure out... but I was wrong...

If you would like to make a simple step by step comment... or wanna do the video demonstraton (popularized on youtube.com or other sites) please share your wisdom...

In short, I'm not sure how to properly set up my layout for the multiple layers, and then save the image as an .avi (instead of .png ; .ani ; etc. )

thank you for your help !

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Once again,

If you have a question about how to use a specific plugin (in this case, the AVI filetype plugin), post in that plugin's thread.

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I am more than a little annoyed that you completely ignored me and posted this same question again. At least you didn't post it in the Tutorials forum this time :roll:

Now, I decided to do a little research (research that you should have done yourself - I am not your personal assistant) and found that the name of the AVI plugin is AVIImport. Let's consult a dictionary (since I'm already doing all your work for you) and find out what that strange word means:

import

v.tr.

  • To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
  • Computer Science. To receive (data) into one program from another.

"To bring or carry in from an outside source. To receive." Once again, this plugin is called AVIImport, not AVIImportAndExport. It's pretty clear that this plugin can only open AVIs, not save them. And that's assuming it works at all. Sarkut says it doesn't. I believe him.

Looks like you need to find another way to make your animation. At this point, the question becomes, what are you really trying to do? Creating an AVI file was just your own misguided attempt at a solution. What is the actual problem you are trying to solve?

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"To bring or carry in from an outside source. To receive." Once again, this plugin is called AVIImport, not AVIImportAndExport. It's pretty clear that this plugin can only open AVIs, not save them. And that's assuming it works at all. Sarkut says it doesn't. I believe him.

Actually, the plugin can export AVI files. It's been unsupported for a long time and probably doesn't work any more, though.

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To open/save video files, you could try using the APNG VirtualDub mod with the APNG plugin.

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Please accept my apologies for not being considerate, or clear enough with my intial question.

I am looking to produce simple animations using paint dot net... perhaps with as little as only six frames... (see optical illusions - either here:

or here :
)

However, I need to save the file as an accepted file type (see bottom) or something that can be converted, as with the AVS file converter...

When I do convert the .agif to .avi -> all the black type (font, outlines, pixels, etc.) becomes part of the video black screen and rendered "invisible" or black backscreen...

Even the white type portions sometimes become heavily pixelated and, i've noticed in effects-> render -> 3D shape (full sphere)... the light source is converted into black backscreen as well... very troublesome stuff...

It was my assumption (of course its wrong) that the .avi file type was a commonly used means of parsing animation/video files... however it appears that it is no longer currently supported ??? What about .asf or .dat or .flv ???

I am familiar with .agif... i've used it well... however i'm looking to do a few other things, and it would be nice if I could get a little better resolution quality...

Another instance is generating a Screensaver (file type .scr)... is that even possible using Paint Dot Net ???

Thank you for your assistance... I really love this open source application... and enjoy learning from others in this forum... and I promise if I can learn to make this work... I will post a tutorial, demonstrating my success in an approved tutorial location boltbait.smile.png

Thank You Again For Your Help !

(accepted file types below)

  • 3g2 (Mobile Video)
  • 3gp (Mobile Video)
  • 3gpp (Mobile Video)
  • asf (Windows Media Video)
  • avi (AVI Video)
  • dat (MPEG Video)
  • divx (DIVX Video)
  • dv (DV Video)
  • f4v (Flash Video)
  • flv (Flash Video)
  • m2ts (M2TS Video)
  • m4v (MPEG-4 Video)
  • mkv (Matroska Format)
  • mod (MOD Video)
  • mov (QuickTime Movie)
  • mp4 (MPEG-4 Video)
  • mpe (MPEG Video)
  • mpeg (MPEG Video)
  • mpeg4 (MPEG-4 Video)
  • mpg (MPEG Video)
  • mts (AVCHD Video)
  • nsv (Nullsoft Video)
  • ogm (Ogg Media Format)
  • ogv (Ogg Video Format)
  • qt (QuickTime Movie)
  • tod (TOD Video)
  • ts (MPEG Transport Stream)
  • vob (DVD Video)
  • wmv (Windows Media Video)

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Here's a possibility.

Save your layers of animation as PDN (Paint.NET) filetype.

Extract the layers as PNG files, using the Layer Saver app.

(PNG will preserve image quality better than GIF.)

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=9704

Import the PNG files into MonkeyJam (or other suitable video software).

http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/download.html

MonkeyJam has an export to AVI option.

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