How to export a png sequence for filmstrips? Extremely Trivial Question 😊



  • Hi guys,

    I've managed to export png sequences of a rotary knob out of photoshop but they are being stored as individual files.

    How do I get one png file that contains all images of the sequence, so that I can import it as a filmstrip in HISE?

    Basic question I know - This is all new to me

    Thanks,

    Lee



  • @LeeC

    I tried so many ways to make strips but these are the best ones that I've seen so far. (I am not talking about Knobman)

    If you have individual image frames and need to make a single image strip, I suggest Strip Generator from WavesFactory (free);
    https://www.wavesfactory.com/strip-generator/

    If you are using After Effects or Photoshop and need to make a strip directly from After Effects or Photoshop frames, I suggest Sheetah (Name Your Own Price):
    https://aescripts.com/sheetah-spritesheet-tools/

    Cheers 😉



  • You can also use Knobman to make your knobs/sliders. I use Inkscape which has a clone feature that allows you to create film strips. You can import a png into Inkscape too I believe.



  • Thanks guys,

    Really appreciate the suggestions.

    Ended up using https://www.wavesfactory.com/strip-generator/ to convert my folder of PNGs into a strip.
    Handy tool!

    Curious about the other tools too so will check them out later.

    Thanks again ☺



  • I've made mine in the Illustrator. You create a graphic, then duplicate it and place it to the right of the first. Make the change you need and repeat the process as many times as there are frames. At the end, you just have to make sure that your initial frame has an empty pixel space on the left side of the artboard and the final frame has an empty pixel space to the right. There should be 2px empty space between all frames.
    You could have more than a pixel of empty space on the left and right, as long as the distance between frames is double that.
    Export the artboard as PNG and you're done.



  • @gorangrooves Are you sure there isn't an automated way to do that in Illustrator? Like the auto clone/tile tool that Inkscape has. It's not so bad doing it manually for a button with 6 frames but a knob with a 127 frames, no thanks!



  • I'm using jknobman and inkscape on mac, but the fact they are not optimised for macos makes them very, very laggy, even on my i7

    Any advice/other soft for mac?



  • https://www.blender.org/
    Using the Video Sequence Editor, you can combine the images



  • @dustbro said

    https://www.blender.org/
    Using the Video Sequence Editor, you can combine the images

    Thanks! another beast to learn 😬



  • My workflow is

    Cinema 4D: To create 3D models and image sequences of the frame animations
    After Effects: To import image sequences and re-arranging, re-touching the GUI
    Illustrator & Photoshop: To create GUI element background textures and design vector graphics (I'm importing these textures into Cinema 4D)
    WavesFactory Strip Generator: Creating an image strip from image sequences



  • @orange Just checked out some of your stuff man. Impressive!
    How long do you spend making 3D models in Cinema 4D?

    Just curious how long you are spending on Development, GUI and 3D modelling overall for each plugin on average. You seem to have every angle covered ☺



  • @LeeC said in How to export a png sequence for filmstrips? Extremely Trivial Question 😊:

    @orange Just checked out some of your stuff man. Impressive!
    How long do you spend making 3D models in Cinema 4D?

    Just curious how long you are spending on Development, GUI and 3D modelling overall for each plugin on average. You seem to have every angle covered ☺

    Oh, thanks. The developing & designing process depends on the complexity of the project. For Rule Tec it took almost 3 months and @remarkablex from Ziyamet designed the gui. If you want 3D gui designs like that, you can contact with: http://www.ziyamet.com/ 😉


 

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