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How to make animated gifs in max/msp?

July 5, 2011 | 5:33 am

Hello all.
My goal is to create animated .gif images from movie files on my computer. I am aware of alternatives for creating animated gifs, but I would like to make myself a Max setup for making them. I need to be able to specify the start and enpoints.

I have tried using jit.qt.record and I always receive the error "jit.qt.record: bad codec specified" even though gif is on the list of supported codecs for the object. I have also sending a exportmovie message to the jit.matrix object.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


July 7, 2011 | 4:55 am

Anyone? Bueller?


May 7, 2012 | 7:16 pm

I’m trying to figure this out as well.

I’ve got a simple patch that exports frames from the webcam, I’m guessing an external app is needed to compile them into an animated gif. I’d suggest a combination of automator and graphic converter.


August 5, 2013 | 11:35 am

Is there someone who figured it out already?

To export animated gif with max/msp ?


August 12, 2013 | 5:12 am

Use pyext to automate some shell script that takes the jpegs of your image sequence and spurts out a gif.


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