How to make animated gifs in max/msp?


    Jul 05 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.

    • Jul 07 2011 | 4:55 am
      Anyone? Bueller?
    • May 07 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.
    • Aug 05 2013 | 6:35 pm
      Is there someone who figured it out already?
      To export animated gif with max/msp ?
    • Aug 12 2013 | 12:12 pm
      Use pyext to automate some shell script that takes the jpegs of your image sequence and spurts out a gif.
    • Mar 18 2015 | 2:40 pm
      I done it. I used "FFmpeg". When we used "ffmpeg" via "shell" object, we must enter each full-path. Be careful.