Who wants to update Anasazi SMA?

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April 6, 2007 at 8:35 pm #273511
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Prog Shooter

Hey, all.

It’s been about 7 years since Asasazi Stopmotion Animator was released and hosted by Marc Spess at animateclay.com

I spoke with him this morning and he said that the program was open source, so I was wondering if anyone here would like to upgrade it. It appears that Spess’s rival site, Clayanimator.com, has stolen his program and made only one change—he plastered HIS logo all over it by coding that into the source.

Now, many of us here at Brickfilms have been using Anasazi for years, and it has only been updated once in that time. I think it’s high time that someone updated it with the features we could all use—frame averaging, output to quicktime movie, output to numbered frames, frame batch import… Why not retool Anasazi so that it’s more l ike Monkey Jam, only with the ability to play back what you just shot without rendering it as a preview? (A feature of Asasazi I have always liked).

I am certain that the brilliant minds here could re-make Anasazi into a capture program to be reckoned with.

April 6, 2007 at 8:50 pm #273517
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Mojestic Maffles

Sounds like a great idea and alot of fun. But I’m not a genuis in area of code programming. I could possibly make some images or sounds to make it look more appealing. It really stinks what happened to the Marc Spess guy.

EDIT: How do you edit all those source code files? I know, I’m not a genuis.

April 6, 2007 at 8:55 pm #273522
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Prog Shooter

I think Saul or Cometgreen could answer that. I’m more of a visual artist than a programmer.

April 6, 2007 at 9:00 pm #273529
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Mojestic Maffles

Same here

April 6, 2007 at 9:09 pm #273535
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Prog Shooter

So,

Marc said that he would host the new version of Anasazi, or Brickfilms could, or both. It would be nice to change the name slightly, though, so that Clayanimator doesn’t steal this one too.

April 6, 2007 at 9:16 pm #273538
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Mojestic Maffles

I think there should be the “newer anasazi”. Or, the next version. Then there should be a “brickfilmer’s edition” hosted on brickfilms.

April 6, 2007 at 9:18 pm #273540
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Rich.

I’m sure I’ve got a newer version with more features….

April 6, 2007 at 9:34 pm #273544
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Mojestic Maffles

Well, if we were to have a brickfilmer’s edition, it would have a Quicktime Output, more frame handling features, and possibly some more features like monkeyjam. For instance, B&W, frame loading, audio…
If anasazi alreadly has one of those features, I sudggest it be easier to find, I’ve used anasazi for quite some time and haven’t found any of that. Looks would definetly make it better.

April 6, 2007 at 9:50 pm #273550
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SlothPaladin

I remember looking into it once and it wasn’t made with a very standard programing language like C++. I promptly gave up

April 6, 2007 at 10:05 pm #273557
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Prog Shooter

So let’s find out what programming language it was coded in, and go from there. Someone here is BOUND to know how to do it.

April 6, 2007 at 11:24 pm #273587
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SlothPaladin

It was like a Boarderland equivalent of Microsoft Visual Basic or something, can’t quite remember, but it’s not compatible with Visual Basic or C++, I can’t really remember but I had looked into it (and downloaded the source) a few years ago, why don’t you just use AnimatorDV free? It’s better then MonkeyJam and Asasazi.

April 7, 2007 at 12:52 am #273611
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RyanD

Actually guys I believe Anasazi is written in Delphi. Any takers?

April 7, 2007 at 4:32 am #273650
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Prog Shooter

Sloth,

“I agree Download the software for home use only”.

I don’t like putting that kind of limitation on my usage. What if I want to sell what I do with it?

That’s the other reason I don’t use Animator DV Free. It’s also harder for me to setup.

EDIT: I just tried it out. ANIMATOR DV IS AWESOME! I’m wondering how to use my remote keyboard with it, though. I can step through frames fine, but it’s not letting me capture remotely. Have you figured out a way to do that?

April 7, 2007 at 5:26 am #273663
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Dan

“Prog Shooter” wrote: I don’t like putting that kind of limitation on my usage. What if I want to sell what I do with it?

wait what?

your asking for someone to make changes to SMA so that you can sell it? Because you’ve already established in previous post that you are not making any changes yourself.

April 7, 2007 at 5:47 am #273665
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Prog Shooter

No, no, no.

I want to sell my ANIMATED WORK I make with SMA. Animator DV requires you to buy a commercial license to use it professionally, which is why I liked SMA so much. Now I like Animator DV more, though. I’m just wondering how to animate professionally with it without being expected to buy the non-free version.

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