Hello! I’m running into a small problem with the Animator module. I’m trying to export a GIF of my model but when I select the directory destination and click export a window showing the GIF pops up, but the file itself doesn’t save anywhere on my computer. Any thoughts?
Thanks! Here’s a screenshot of my settings, maybe that’s where I went wrong…
I can’t replicate this on windows. Perhaps FFMPEG library didn’t install correctly? You may want to switch to Screen Capture module and see if ffmpeg library is installed (see below). Normally it should automatically offer to download and install for windows and mac in the first use.
I seem to be having a similar issue. When I take you advice and select video and then click capture and it prompts me to download ffmpeg. I click yes but the download fails. It does not offer an explanation as to why. Any suggestions?
I’m having this very same issue. Following the steps now in hopes it works! With SlicerMorph, I animated moving through a thorax in the axial plane to reveal a pulmonary embolism. Animation looks great, appears to export, but is nowhere to be found in the assigned directory. I’m on a Mac Mini OS Monterey.
From this description it sounds like Animator exports the individual frames, but mp4 conversion fails. Is that correct? Are you sure you have the ffmpeg installed?
To verify, go to the ScreenCapture module, expand the Advanced options, and see if you have the ffmpeg executable pointing out to the right location. If not, you can I think you can here. But I am not a mac user, so I am not certain.
I was using the SlicerMorph module, not the Animator. I don’t have ffmpeg installed in the Animator module. I tried the Home Brew solution but it didn’t take. I’ll try the other link you shared. Thanks for trying to help me!
Slicermorph’s animator module uses screen capture module under the hood, which relies on the ffmpeg to do the conversion. Please download it and set it location in ScreenCapture and then try animator again.