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How to make Complex Animations

Suppose we want to make an animation that contains multiple animated clips. For example, an animation with a burning fire in the center, a moving text teaser on the bottom, a rotating logo on the top left corner, and so on.

For implementing such animations we need the frames of each clip extracted and saved as a standalone file. There are several ways for splitting an animated file into frames. In this section we will study them together.

How to Split an Animation into Frames

The simplest way to do this is to use the -adjoin option. This option has no parameters and by default (as its name says) it is used to join some standalone images into a multi image file. So how can it help to split? Here is the secret. For some ...

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