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  • in reply to: Convert animations to .png-strips for use in Kontakt #3220
    LochStoch
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    No worries! So it did work for you in the end?

    in reply to: Convert animations to .png-strips for use in Kontakt #3216
    LochStoch
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    Yeah, it can be a steep learning curve if you haven’t used the command line much before but it’s pretty straightforward once you’ve done it once.

    Open your Terminal app (Mac, Linux Shell on Linux or Command Line on Windows). Then the first thing you do is change the directory to your folder with the animation frames. You do this using the “change directory” command (cd) This will look like something like…

    cd path/to/your/folder

    Then just run the image magick command.

    convert -append *.png output.png

    in reply to: Convert animations to .png-strips for use in Kontakt #3213
    LochStoch
    Participant

    Actually, you don’t need a script for this task. You can do this quite easily with Image Magick which is a set of command-line tools for processing images in limitless ways. You can download it from here (https://imagemagick.org/script/download.php).

    Then if you have a folder with all your animation frames inside it you can stitch them together using this command (this example assumes your images are pngs):

    convert -append *.png output.png

    This will create a PNG file called output.png which will be a vertically stacked image. The *.png line tells image magick to look for all png files in the folder you are in. The png frames will need to named in a way that means they will be in the correct order if you were to sort by name. For example you could have something like:

    file_001.png
    file_002.png
    file_003.png … etc.

    If you’re using numbers in the filenames it’s important to zero pad them (i.e. 1 would e 001, not 1) because computers sort alphabetically so file_2 would be sorted. after file_112.

    in reply to: Convert animations to .png-strips for use in Kontakt #3212
    LochStoch
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    What’s the file format of the animation? It’s usually not too hard to achieve these kinds of tasks with a shell script. I could have a go at doing writing one for you if you’re comfortable sharing the file?

    Edit: Just saw you said you had all the individual frames as images. I think I already have a script I wrote to join these. Let me dig it out for you.

    in reply to: The coming mall of trial versions? #3173
    LochStoch
    Participant

    I also wasn’t particularly keen on seeing a trial version appear in the latest piano drop. It doesn’t seem in keeping with the spirit of Pianobook in my opinion.

    in reply to: Summer Piano Corrupted Download #3154
    LochStoch
    Participant

    Hi Jeremy,

    I had the same issue. If you’re on a Mac or Linux (not sure the equivalent on Windows sorry) you can repair the archive using this command in Terminal.

    zip -FF 381243_TheSummerPiano_ChristianHenson.zip --out SummerPiano.zip

    This will create a new archive called ‘SummerPiano.zip’ which you should now be able to extract. Let me know if you have any trouble, especially if you’re not familiar with command-line tools.

    Best,
    Lachlan

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