Method for Making Movies from WF-3D

Here is a method for creating movies from WF-3D.
  1. Run WF3d with -movie on the command-line.
    The WF3d snaps a picture of every frame. You may wish to reduce the display speed (Example: -speed 0.25), because capturing frames will slow down the displayer, and the movie may become jumpy.

    The result of this step is a set of files called picture_00000.ppm to picture_00xxx.ppm, numbered sequentially.

  2. Convert image frames to JPEG images.
    	  for f in pic*.ppm ; do convert -quality 100 $f `basename $f ppm`jpg; done 
  3. Run mencoder to collect frames into AVI movie. Here is an example of how to use mencoder with the files created from the step above.
    	mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -mf fps=24 -o movie.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=msmpeg4v2:vbitrate=800  
    This creates movie file movie.avi .
    For more information, see documentation on memcoder, web-search, etc..

  4. Play your movie:
                mplayer movie.avi
    Or, point your web-browser or file-browser at the file.

See also, Hints for increasing movie quality.

See also, Alternative method for making movies.