Export to GIF is black and i get an error before


#1

So i’ve used after effects in the past but switched to ubuntu on my home PC.
Natron seems nice and powerful and i’ve been messing around with making a GIF.

Now, i can make a REC node and get an MP4 file just fine, but when i try with GIF i first get a warning:

You are trying to render the frame range [2112 - 2150] but you did not specify any hash (’#’) character(s) or printf-like format (’%d’) for the padding. This will result in the same image being overwritten multiple times.Would you like to continue?

and i can’t figure out how to fix this. But i can ignore the warning but the GIF i get out is all black. :frowning:

Using Ubuntu 14.04 and Natron 2.2.4.

Hope you can help me


#2

hum, you must add a padding when exporting images ex : /some/file_####.png and it will produce :
file_0001.png / file_0002.png ect…
which is likely not what you want.

Maybe you can export your animation as a png image sequence and then convert it to animated gif using gimp ?
I don’t know how much animated gif is supported in natron, but gimp has it.


#3

Okay.

Will try that. I just haven’t used GIMP yet :neutral_face:


#4

Ohhhhh. I just got what you meant now. So GIF “capability” is just making a bunch of GIF files and not a single moving one. Okay, i will use GIMP.


#5

Natron 2.3.7 will support reading and creating animated GIFs