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[IDV #XYD-749170]: Re: [idvusers] Best animation formats/approaches?



> How about it, IDV team? Could IDV be updated to publish these "rubbable" 
> animated gifs into a RAMADDA slot?
> 
> Gif is a nice compact all platform animation format, but lacks any controls. 
> Rubbing across the image seems elegant and modern compared to traditional 
> animation control buttons for frame sets. the ipad functionality is nice.
> 
> Somewhere the entry would need a standard instruction in well designed 
> framing, "drag to control frames" or whatever is clearest. It's not quite 
> intuitive at first encounter.
> 
> Thanks for considering it!
> Brian
> Sent from my iPad

Brian,
     We are waiting for Jeff to provide the plugin. I will let you know when it 
is available.


Yuan
> 
> On Dec 18, 2013, at 7:53 AM, "Jeff McWhirter" 
> <address@hidden<mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
> 
> 
> I could add the "animated gif" entry type in RAMADDA. This would support the 
> display of the GIF.
> 
> The Unidata folks would need to change the IDV publisher plugin to tell 
> RAMADDA what kind of entry to create with the GIF image
> 
> -Jeff
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Brian Mapes 
> <address@hidden<mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
> That would be glorious.
> 
> Who can do it?
> Any savvy user like me if I RTFM, or Unidata I could pester for it, or only 
> you?
> Is it just a configuration, or a "plugin", or a code enhancement, or what?
> 
> Out of my depth as usual...
> Brian
> 
> 
> On Dec 17, 2013, at 7:04 AM, Jeff McWhirter wrote:
> 
> Hi Brian,
> 
> Yes, the Javascript could be used in RAMADDA. The IDV wouldn't have to do 
> anything other than, perhaps, publishing the image to RAMADDA and telling 
> RAMADDA that it is an animated GIF so RAMADDA can know what to do with it
> 
> -Jeff
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM, Brian Mapes 
> <address@hidden<mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
> Hi Jeff.
> 
> Could this JavaScript be used in a RAMADDA page to make idv-published 
> animated .gif images "rubbable"?
> 
> Could it be built in, to the point that idv could publish any new animated 
> gif into this JavaScript context so it is rubbable?
> 
> I remain confused about whether an "entry" can be a "page" of normal HTML and 
> JavaScript. Is that something one could type into a wiki entry?  As you can 
> tell I still have category confusions that make my learning curve steep and 
> not even the right slope sometimes.
> 
> Brian
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: Tom Whittaker <address@hidden<mailto:address@hidden>>
> Date: December 15, 2013 at 11:03:04 PM EST
> To: Tom Whittaker <address@hidden<mailto:address@hidden>>
> Cc: Brian Mapes <address@hidden<mailto:address@hidden>>
> Subject: Re: [idvusers] Best animation formats/approaches?
> 
> Hi again...
> 
> If you look at the example HTML at:
> <https://github.com/buzzfeed/libgif-js/blob/master/example.html>
> 
> you might get a better idea of using this for just one image file (using just 
> the "example1" element.  Also, this would not, therefore, use jQuery, just 
> the "libgif.js" file (as shown on line 6).
> 
> tom
> 
> On Sunday, December 15, 2013, Tom Whittaker wrote:
> Hi Brian...
> 
> The example you quoted looks like it uses jQuery to scan all the <img> tags 
> in the document and replaces them with the "animation-to-be-controlled".  It 
> also looks like if you want to control start/stop, you would need a little 
> JavaScript to set up some event handlers to do that.  Our web guy had sent 
> this along some time ago as his "solution", but I've never used it.
> 
> Anyway, if you go this route, you'd need the jQuery library and some of your 
> own JavaScript in the HTML for the page you want to animate.  If doing an 
> animated display is something that RAMADDA provides directly (second note: I 
> have almost no experience with that, either) then you'll need to get with 
> Jeff (?) or whomever at Unidata (maybe Sean?) is supporting the code, and see 
> about having it just "built in".  To me, that would make the most sense, so 
> everyone could make use of it.
> 
> My job at the UW is done at the end of the year.  No funding for work I want 
> to do -- the only funding is for stuff I can do, but really don't want 
> to....sigh....I've asked for "emeritus status" to keep a little cube space & 
> email, etc....we'll see if that comes to pass.  So...I may, or may not, be 
> around when you visit -- but enjoy!!
> 
> tom
> 
> On Sunday, December 15, 2013, Brian Mapes wrote:
> Hello Tom.
> Rubbable gif looks great!
> 
> But I can't parse what to do with all those files on a GitHub -- where to put 
> them, how to implement. I just don't have the background.
> Can I just use these few lines and change the filename?
> Or don't I need to install all that library stuff somewhere?
> 
> <img src="./example1_preview.gif" rel:animated_src="./example1.gif" 
> width="360" height="360" rel:auto_play="1" rel:rubbable="1" />
> 
> 
> 
> Could this be implemented in a RAMADDA as an automatic thing when an animated 
> gif is published there?
> (by Jeff or Unidata as a matter of request, not by me)
> 
> 
> Brian Mapes
> Just a meteorologist.
> p.s. visiting Madison in April, perhaps meet you then.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Dec 14, 2013, at 11:46 PM, Tom Whittaker wrote:
> 
> > If you want to add controls to the playback of animated gifs, you might 
> > consider this (you'd have to put some extra javascript on your "display 
> > page"):
> >
> > <https://github.com/buzzfeed/libgif-js>
> >
> > It works by taking the animated gif file apart and uses the individual 
> > frames.  It requires the HTML5 "canvas" element (which pretty much every 
> > current browser supports adequately).  And you gain the advantage that it 
> > can be used on tablets as well.
> >
> > Emerging standards in HTML5 for the <video> tag will eventually support a 
> > handful of video codecs, but right now its pretty limited.  I only mention 
> > it here because it is the way to go in the future...and the developers 
> > might consider added mp4, ogg, and webm forms for exporting animations as 
> > well .
> >
> > tom
> >
> > On Saturday, December 14, 2013, Brian Mapes wrote:
> > IDV users:
> >
> > IDV offers several movie capture formats to upload to RAMADDA.
> > But I am not loving the choices.
> > Is there a best approach?
> >
> >
> > * Animated gif is small and easily viewed on all platforms. But it doesn't 
> > have controls for frame stepping.
> >
> > * .mov is good for Mac but some Windows machines choke on it.
> >
> > * .avi is good for windows, but large, and it seems some Mac browsers won't 
> > display it.
> >
> > * There is AniS/FLAniS .html in the menu, but it seems to require a folder 
> > full of frames so it doesn't publish to RAMADDA as one file with one button 
> > push it seems.
> >
> > * Various Javascript players for browsers are nice, I could save folders of 
> > frames and learn to set this up, if someone says this is the best.
> >
> >
> > Who's delighted with their animations output strategy, preferably an 
> > approach that's one-button publishable to RAMADDA?
> >
> > Thanks for any advice,
> > Brian
> >
> > *********************************************
> > Brian Mapes, Professor
> > Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
> > RSMAS, University of Miami
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> > Miami, FL 33149-1098
> >
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> 
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> >
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> > --
> > Tom Whittaker
> > University of Wisconsin-Madison
> > Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC)
> > Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
> > 1225 W. Dayton Street
> > Madison, WI  53706  USA
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> >
> 
> Brian Mapes
> address@hidden
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Tom Whittaker
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC)
> Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
> 1225 W. Dayton Street
> 
> 
> --
> Tom Whittaker
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC)
> Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
> 1225 W. Dayton Street
> Madison, WI  53706  USA
> ph: +1 608 262 2759<tel:%2B1%20608%20262%202759>
> 
> 
> 
> Brian Mapes
> address@hidden<mailto:address@hidden> or address@hidden<mailto:address@hidden>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 


Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: XYD-749170
Department: Support IDV
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Status: Open


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