Putting my scenes together?

MidyinMidyin Posts: 19
edited December 1969 in DAZ Studio Discussion

So I used puppeteer to make some scenes for a video project, now i just need to put the scenes together into a complete video. The videos all saved as .AVI files, and won't open in Windows Movie maker....

Is there some way I can get them to open? or change them into something that Movie Maker will open, or is there a program like movie maker that's will let me open AVI files?

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  • MCMXCMCMXC Posts: 203
    edited November 2012

    AVI is only a container. When you saved your animations, DAZ Studio asked you for a compression codec. Which you used?

    Anyway, try to open them in VirtualDub.

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  • MidyinMidyin Posts: 19
    edited December 1969

    I just saved them as what ever the default was... Is VirtualDub a video editor like Win Movie Maker?

  • MCMXCMCMXC Posts: 203
    edited December 1969

    I see, you didn't pay attention to it...

    Well, you can try to install a codec pack (like the well known K-Lite), because many times WMM uses the codecs in it to read the files.

    Virtualdub can be used to edit and compress animations, but it's not so easy like WMM for its interface, so maybe it's better for you to try the codec pack solution.

  • MidyinMidyin Posts: 19
    edited November 2012

    I may need to. I downloaded it, and got it running, but. I loaded up the first scene, then tried to load in the next, but it's not keeping both files open at the same time. When I load in one the other disappears.... it seems overly complicated


    and honestly I'm agitated that this is even an issue to begin with. WMM only works with WMP files?... Seems like a waist of a good program over elitist BS...

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  • MidyinMidyin Posts: 19
    edited December 1969

    So, I'm still having trouble with this... Does anyone one know a good free video editing software that will allow my to put my video scenes together into one video, and add music and sound effects to it?...

  • MidyinMidyin Posts: 19
    edited November 2012

    Thanks Roygee, I'll have to Read the Readme file, and check this thing out... :coolsmirk:

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  • MidyinMidyin Posts: 19
    edited November 2012

    So< I've come up on a new problem. I tried to import the videoe Scenes I made into LightWorks(because WMM was crying like a B***h), but It won't let me because the FPS on these videos are 30 and it only wants videos with an FPS of 25....

    Why does DAZ Studio make use save our videos in usless formats/FPSs that won't open in video editing software?

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  • GeddGedd Posts: 2,444
    edited December 1969

    Midyin said:
    So, I'm still having trouble with this... Does anyone one know a good free video editing software that will allow my to put my video scenes together into one video, and add music and sound effects to it?...

    Probably the best free video editing software available is Blender.

  • mjc1016mjc1016 Posts: 7,196
    edited December 1969

    Gedd said:
    Midyin said:
    So, I'm still having trouble with this... Does anyone one know a good free video editing software that will allow my to put my video scenes together into one video, and add music and sound effects to it?...

    Probably the best free video editing software available is Blender.

    Yeah...but it doesn't do the dishes...although I'm sure someone can create a script to trigger a remote control on the dishwasher from an animation.

  • JustmeNhereJustmeNhere Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    VirtualDub .... Usually works for me ......

  • GeddGedd Posts: 2,444
    edited December 1969

    Tried VirtualDub, didn't work for me.

  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Some users are having trouble with AVI codec's in DS. You might have a version of AVI codec that is not compatible with DS. I learned long ago to never use SAVE as Animation. I only use SAVE as IMAGE SERIES and then use almost any program to make them into a video. This way I know my movie will work 100% of the time. For sound files I do this I note the START frame of the sound file and then ADD it in my video editor at the same frame. This works better for me as I have more sound channels to work with.

  • GeddGedd Posts: 2,444
    edited December 1969

    Rendering animations to images is considered best practice in many 3D packages atm, since if the animation blows up as an animation file one looses everything, whereas if it blows up rendering individual frames one can pick up where it blew up. Also, Rendering animation to images is much more flexible and allows for better quality control usually.

  • MCMXCMCMXC Posts: 203
    edited December 1969

    Midyin said:
    I may need to. I downloaded it, and got it running, but. I loaded up the first scene, then tried to load in the next, but it's not keeping both files open at the same time. When I load in one the other disappears.... it seems overly complicated

    After loading the first scene, you have to attach the others using the FILE->APPEND command.

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