POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.animations : IKEA test : Re: IKEA test Server Time
6 Dec 2021 06:24:40 EST (-0500)
  Re: IKEA test  
From: Rushen
Date: 5 Apr 2018 04:20:00
Message: <web.5ac5db3bbfc0a90cdcc1f4c90@news.povray.org>
Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
> On 05/04/2018 07:20, Rushen wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > Been a few years since I posted anything here. Can't say that I've been busy
> > working with 3d, so my skills are about the same as before. :)
> >
> > Anyway, I've started to study a few courses on digital graphics, if nothing else
> > to freshen up this forgotten hobby of mine. (But I guess the dream of working
> > with 3d for a living also is somewhere in the back...) Stop! I already know
> > POV-Ray is not the ulyimate tool for that...!
> >
> > So, the idea was to make an IKEA manual as a 3d animation. Keeping it all kind
> > of basic.
> >
> > First few scenes put together can be watched here:
> >
> > https://vimeo.com/263286279
> >
> > First two scenes look smooth enough, but then the rest gets all jagged up (55
> > seconds in forexample).  I've been
> > using the same settings in FFMPEG: goes from png to avi, fps 25.
> >
> > Put together in Windows Live Movie Maker... could that be the weak link? Or
> > should I not be using avi-files in the first place? (WLMM makes wmv-files
> > only...)
> >
> > Well, any comments/ideas on this matter are, as always, heavily appreciated.
> >
>
> It could be your anti-aliasing settings are too low. But I notice that
> the video starts to go jaggy when there is movement. That points to the
> encoding. Can you find the advance settings and see what codex you are
> using and any settings?
>
> I've not used Windows Live Movie Maker but I found the earlier version
> quite limited.
> I'm using Blender but that is not really suitable for just putting a
> video together. To steep a learning curve, I fear.
> You could try VirtualDub. It is old but free. ;-)
>
>
> --
>
> Regards
>      Stephen

Thanks Stephen,

I believe the encoding problems show up in the process of putting several
smaller video-files (scenes) into one final clip.

I think FFMPEG and VDub does the same thing,mainly, and that is going from still
to moving images. (or switching formats) And so far the avi-files produced
during that step show very little distortion.

So I guess what I need is a better video editor basically. Are there any free
programs for that, besides windows not-so-great alternative?


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